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Udl

  1. 1. Insert UDL Part 1
  2. 2. No Handicapped Accessibility Before 1973: Handicapped people cannot enter certain buildings
  3. 3. Handicapped accessibility After Vocational Disability Act of 1973 – discrimination based on disability is outlawed
  4. 4. Dawn of Universal Design • Many buildings were modified to allow use by people with disabilities – This proved very expensive • The goal of architects was to create buildings accessible to everyone from the ground up – This would prove cheaper – This allowed builders to integrate accessibility into original design, creating better looking buildings
  5. 5. • Insert UDL Part 2
  6. 6. ADA • Outlawing discrimination on basis of disability extended to the private sector • Demands reasonable accommodation
  7. 7. …ENTER UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING! To Fix the Curriculum from the Ground up:
  8. 8. Principles of UDL • Provides multiple means of Representation for students • Provides multiple means of Action and Expression • Provides multiple means of Engagement
  9. 9. Multiple Means of Representation Perception Language and Comprehension Google Earth Music and Dance Charts and Graphs
  10. 10. Multiple Means of Expression Physical Actions Expressive Skills and Executive Functions Virtual Keyboards and other accessibility options in software Animation, scrapbooking and goal setting
  11. 11. Multiple Means of Engagement Self-Regulation Recruit Interest, Encourage Effort and Persistence Blogging, Learner Diaries, Supporting student knowledge of strengths and weaknesses Praise and Feedback, Multiple levels of difficulty, Vary sensory stimulation and avoid distractions
  12. 12. Universal Design for Learning Some Technologies are Very Powerful!
  13. 13. Print can be a limitation We live in a high – technology world. Why should our classrooms not prepare our children for this world?
  14. 14. Technology that can help the words speak • Screen Readers • Speaking Fox (a Firefox extension) • UDL Editions – Online books that also support reading level adjustment
  15. 15. Ways to increase expression and engagement • Watching and creating videos • Multimedia and Digital Storytelling • Voicethread • Animoto • Audiobooks • Yakpack and Do to Learn Digital Technology makes UDL Curriculum solutions possible!

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