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Universal Design

  1. 1. Universal Design<br />equals<br />ACCESS<br />for<br />ALL<br />
  2. 2. The Origin of Universal Design<br />The concept of Universal Design was born out of the necessity to meet the needs of all people trying to access building entrances. A professor at the University of North Carolina introduced the idea of Universal Design rather than retrofitting buildings after construction to accommodate people with disabilities. <br />
  3. 3. Benefits of Universal Design<br />Universal Design is beneficial for ALL<br />
  4. 4. From Universal Design to Universal Design for Learning<br />The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) from working with students with extreme needs developed technology and curriculum with flexibility that creates access for all students. Creating access for ALL students to the required curriculum meets the IDEA mandate that all students in the classroom have access to curriculum and make progress within the curriculum<br />
  5. 5. Principles of UDL<br />Provide Multiple Means of Representation<br />Provide options for perception<br />Provide options for language & symbols<br />Provide options for comprehension<br />Provide Means of Action and Expression<br /> Provide options for physical action<br />Provide options for expressive skills and fluency<br /> Provide options for executive functions<br />Provide Multiple Means of Engagement<br /> Provide options for recruiting interest<br /> Provide options for sustaining effort and persistence<br /> Provide options for self-regulation<br />
  6. 6. Addressing the Three Principles<br />Examples of multiple means of Representation: <br /><ul><li>Utilizing text magnification
  7. 7. Customizing displays for highlighting text
  8. 8. Providing opportunities for listening to text
  9. 9. Provide steps for mathematical sequence
  10. 10. Activate prior knowledge/build background
  11. 11. Utilize graphic organizers for content comprehension
  12. 12. Use pneumonic devices for memory/building schema</li></li></ul><li>Examples of multiple means of Action and Expression: <br /><ul><li>Acting out in the form of a play or verbal presentation
  13. 13. Voice recognition software for written expression
  14. 14. Voice thread technology for verbal expression
  15. 15. Maps or graphic organizers to illustrate understanding
  16. 16. Setting goals and tracking with the use of spreadsheet graphs
  17. 17. Offer presentation software and instruction for use of software</li></li></ul><li>Examples of multiple means of Engagement: <br /><ul><li>Providing opportunities for partner, group, or individual projects
  18. 18. Create clear expectations and rubrics for students to self-assess progress
  19. 19. Provide a safe environment for sharing and expression
  20. 20. Modify work for all students to experience success
  21. 21. Provide challenging options for advanced students
  22. 22. Allow for peer tutoring/ editing of work
  23. 23. Provide opportunity for student reflection</li></li></ul><li>Brain Research & UDL <br />A close correlation exists between the three networks of the human brain and the three principles of UDL and how to create flexibility in order to accommodate the different networks of the brain.<br />Three networks of the human brain(what, how, and why of learning)<br />Recognition Network- Back of the brain<br />Using your sensory processes to identify familiar patterns to recognize content.<br />Strategic Network – Front half of the brain<br /> Controls muscles and creates plans for action<br />Affective Network – Center of the brain<br /> Emotional section that processes patterns to prioritize content for importance<br />