Universal Design for Learning is an instructional design philosophy with a
focus on accessibility for students with learning differences.
UDL has 3 main principles:
● Multiple means of representation
● Multiple means of expression
● Multiple means of engagement
Multiple Means of Representation
● Provide information in a variety of formats
● Online tutorials give students the opportunity to replay as needed (but
please caption them!)
● Illustrations and graphical representations (like infographics) can better
illustrate concepts than text
Multiple Means of Engagement
● Providing students with the option to work in a variety of media
● Focus on composition, not just writing
● Does the media or the message matter more?
Have you created an infographic?
A. Yes using photoshop or from “scratch”
B. Yes using a free online tool
C. Not yet!
D. I don’t even know what an infographic is?!
A graphical method for visually representing information, data or
knowledge, with goal of showing complex information quickly & clearly.
More info & free tool options in our toolkit: http://bit.ly/1dtTCqK
Register/log in to wordpress to be able to create.
Set of templates called Vthemes.
Add objects, backgrounds, shapes, text or upload images.
Share: download as jpg; a weblink to image, or embed code.
Your visual can be set to private (default) or public.
FREE download - sits on your computer desktop
Must create account with Screencast.com
Use to capture what you see (a screenshot)
Allows basic markup on screenshot (text, arrows, highlight, colors)
Can also record video up to 5 min
Save on desktop OR on screencast.com (2 GB storage)
Share: email, weblink, embed, download
Three applications: http://pixlr.com/
FREE cloud based, image
creator and editor tool.
Mobile app (iOS or Android)
Screen-grabbing tool (for FF or
Chrome) Pixlr Grabber
Share via imm.io is (a one-click
easy image sharer)
● Pixlr Editor - most used, like photoshop-lite, “photo editor”
● Pixlr Express - for quick adjustments, effects, fun overlaps, “image express”
● Pixlr-o-matic - vintage image effects, connects to FB, more most fun
Font Book (Mac)
Control Panel - Fonts
UDL & Font
Consider students with low vision, colorblindness, and other vision
difficulties when choosing colors for videos or presentations.
● White or light yellow text on a dark background is the most visible
● Also consider space between lines (should be 25-30% of the font size)
If lines are too close together, it is difficult to find the beginning of a new
For more information, visit
By Tsahi Levent-Levi (CC by 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/86979666@N00/7623744452/