Accessible education is the process of designing courses and developing a teaching style to meet the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and learning styles.
1. "Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice" (online, hyperlinked book; 98 pages) includes the following chapters:
- "Re-Envisioning Education through UDL"
- "Expert Learning"
- "The Variability of Learners"
- "Universal Design for Learning"
- "A Framework for UDL Implementation"
- "Designing for All: What Is a UDL Curriculum?"
- "Learning Through Practice: Voices from the Field"
2. Other Universal Design Resources
1. University College London's "Inclusive Teaching" toolkit offers an overview of what inclusive teaching means and "putting it into practice."
Most helpfully, it summarizes basic inclusivity efforts to five principles, each of which is expanded upon in other Teaching Commons resources (see below):
1. "Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty at Ontario Universities" (pdf) is a response to the fact that "many faculty members have only a limited understanding of LDs, the range of academic accommodations designed to compensate for them, and the underlying rationale for accommodation."
This relatively brief pdf attempts to fill this information gap. Topics covered include the following: