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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 5.3: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance

II. Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression

Expression and Communication

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Are learners able to practice frequently? 

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Example/Resource Why UDL?

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CAST's UDL Editions

UDL Editions take advantage of the flexibility of digital media to reach and engage all learners. Leveled supports and the Texthelp Toolbar balance challenge and support for each learner, ages 10 and up. Select your book to get started!

Age Group: Grade 3 and up
Content Area: Literacy
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? The multimedia glossary embedded throughout all of the texts in UDL Editions is a great example of supporting vocabulary and symbols. Click on an underlined word, and read the definition in text, listen to the defintion through text-to-speech, and see visual depictions.

See also:
1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information

2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols

2.2: Clarify syntax and structure

3.3: Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation

8.2: Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge

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CAST Strategy Tutor

Strategy Tutor is a web-based tool designed to support students and teachers doing reading and research on the internet.

Age Group: K-12
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Yes
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? There are an array of scaffolds built into Strategy Tutor that support strategy development: support for evaluating information on the internet, support for evaluating search results, and more!

See also:
6.2: Support planning and strategy development

6.3: Facilitate managing information and resources

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Book Builder

Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? Book Builder books can include text, images, and audio, providing options for authors and multiple points of access for readers.

See also:
5.1: Use multiple tools for construction and composition

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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