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The following article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010.
Rose, D.H. & Vue, G. (2010). 2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia. International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 36(1), 33-37.
You’ll notice above that it is possible to read a “UDL Version” of this article. The barriers presented by traditional, printed text are a main theme this of the article, and it seemed counter-intuitive to the authors to only offer Word and PDF formats.
Thus, the authors decided to create a digital version of the article and apply the UDL principles in order to transform the static, print article into an interactive, learning one - a universally designed for learning article.
To find descriptions of the UDL features and how they support learning, click on "Show UDL Information" located in the upper right hand corner of the “UDL Version.” This will display UDL icons that highlight the added learning supports. Clicking will provide a brief explanation of how that feature supports teaching or learning. Page 4 of the article has a more comprehensive explanation of how the UDL principles of design were applied to the creation of learning supports.
Below, we have highlighted some of the UDL features you will notice as you read this “UDL Version.”
Last Updated: 03/21/2011