Implementation

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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 1.2: Offer alternatives for auditory information

I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation

Perception

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Is information being presented only using audio?

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Example/Resource Why UDL?
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Described and Captioned Media Program

Described and Captioned Digital Media Program is a library of over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD). Several hundred titles are also streamed on the web site. The videos are designed for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All content
Cost: Free Level 1 and 2 membership, which includes free use of media library
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? DCMP is a great example of providing alternatives to auditory information through the use of captioning in order to make content accessible to the largest range of users.

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1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information

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Windows XP: ShowSounds

ShowSounds is a Microsoft accessibility feature that instructs programs to represent auditory information visually.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All content
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection, Windows XP

Why UDL? ShowSounds is a perfect example of providing visual alternatives for auditory information.

 

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Signed Stories

This library of digital books is available for deaf and hearing audiences. Each story is signed using British Sign Language, read aloud, and captioned in English.

Age Group: K-4
Content Area: Literacy
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? By providing alternatives to auditory information through captioning, TTS, and sign language, both deaf and hearing audiences can enjoy Signed Stories. 

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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