(from http://www.ginacarson.com/gc/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/UD-Testing-Cartoon.jpg</li></li></ul><li>What is Universal Design for Learning?<br /><ul><li>UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone-- NOT a single, one-size-fits-all solution, but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.</li></ul>(Taken from http://www.cast.org/udl/index.html<br />
Text in Traditional Books<br /><ul><li>Plain text results in many barriers and limitations especially for students who have learning or visual disabilities.
To support affective learning, provide multiple, flexible options for engagement. </li></li></ul><li>Visuals in Digital Books<br /><ul><li>Pictures and videos can be added to pages giving visual learners the opportunity of learning to their full potential.</li></ul>(This is a video I found on YouTube that I inserted in my digital book. Anyone on this page can click on this video for it to play.)<br />
Text in Digital Books<br /><ul><li>Important text and key words can be highlighted to enhance learning.
Text can be enlargedfor students who have visual impairments.
Text can be read to students since it can be recorded on a page.
Certain words that are above a student’s reading level may include a text popper giving the definition or displaying a picture of it.
Words can be more attractive and appealing to kids by using different fonts and colors.
Screen readers may also be used to help people who have visual impairments to read the book.</li></li></ul><li>Even More Resources Digital Books Provide<br /><ul><li>Links can be added to take kids to different web sites that may give additional information or practice on a certain subject.
Quizzes and activities can be made up for the kids to see what they learned from the lesson.
The sidebar gives extra information for students that want to learn more on a subject.</li></li></ul><li>Why are Digital Books Important for Students with Learning Disabilities?<br /><ul><li>It gives them the opportunity to reach their potential by addressing the barriers often faced by students with learning difficulties.