In 2006, the U.S. Department of Education developed a Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities (Tool Kit) to support the Department’s initiative to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
- Learning disabilities such as dyslexia
- English language barriers
- Emotional or behavioral problems
- Lack of interest or engagement
- Sensory and physical disabilities
- Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
- Multiple means of action and expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know,
- Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation we provide embedded features that help those with disabilities that will eventually benefit everyone.
- Accessible Text: Guidelines for Good Practice, is a new, down-loadable, publication from CALL Scotland on 'how to' produce accessible resources. Making your learning materials accessible to pupils with disabilities or additional support needs is not only good practice but is also necessary to meet equality legislation.
- UDL Tech Toolkit is a wonderful site offering numerous links to free technology to support students in the classroom. Being organized by topics making it easy to maneuver to find what is needed quickly and easily.
- CAST UDL Book Builder "to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills."
- UDL templates from the appendices of "Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age" (David Rose, Anne Meyer).
- Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) provides training and teaching resources. There are two online courses have been designed for educators, product tutorials, a products feature chart and so much more.
- Don Johnston has put together a field guide about AIM with ideas to jumpstart your important UDL endeavor.
- A great UDL checklist by Rhode Island helps you to analyze a lesson or unit for UDL features, use this checklist to identify which components are
present (Y), not present (N), or not sure (?).
- Universally Designed Technology in Schools: Online Training
- Smart Inclusion is a Wiki that provides thoughts and ideas for pulling in tools, including Assistive Technology, into the environment to help develop an inclusive model.