UDL, in graphic comedy form

I attended the Assistive Technology Industry Association international conference in Orlando at the end of January (don’t get too jealous, Kansas was warmer most days).  Among many tidbits, ideas, and tools shared was the simple concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), as expressed through this comic:

Comic strip:  Man clearing show from school steps.  Kid in wheelchair says, "If you clear the ramp first, we all can use it."

I’ve worked with UDL before, but the idea was reinforced:  Make content, navigation, and the whole educational process accessible for those who need the most assistance, and the rest of the students also get those benefits.

Colorado State University’s Access Project has many great resources, but to save you some searching, here is a link to a handy table that outlines simple improvements that can be made to instruction, from Objectives to Assessments, to improve everyone’s learning experience.

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