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Policy Foundations of Universal Design for Learning

Thomas Hehir, Ed. D.

Increasingly Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been included in federal policy, such as the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). In this paper, Hehir discusses some of the historical policy foundations of UDL, tracking its development from the 1970’s to NCLB and IDEA. It also discusses some policy considerations and other policies that support UDL.


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Hehir, T. (2009). Policy foundations of universal design for learning. In D. T. Gordon, J. W. Gravel & L. A. Schifter (Eds.), A policy reader in universal design for learning ( pp. 35-45). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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Last Updated: 03/21/2011

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