Universal Design in Learning
A set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunity to learn.
- Let your students download your editable versions of your documents before/after class. Students can then enlarge fonts and change colors as needed.
- Visual clues (bold, italic, colored text) are not “accessible”. Instead, use “styles” – i.e., Heading, Paragraph, etc. For those of us in Angel, these are under the Style menu:
and in Word 2010, they’re on the Home tab, Styles group:
- Provide students with a copy of your lectures notes or a written transcript of your lecture.
- Make it safe in your classroom for students to experiment, make mistakes and learn from them.