Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all students. First articulated by CAST in the 1990s and now the leading framework in an international reform movement, UDL informs our work in educational research and development, capacity building, and professional learning.
CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. Located near Boston, CAST created the Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL guidelines to make learning more inclusive. CAST's mission is to transform education design and practice until learning has no limits.
The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI offers professional development resources, technical assistance, and resources to help design educational environments that enable all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.
UDL-IRN is a grassroots organization that supports the scaled implementation and research related to Universal Design for Learning. Through collaboration, we support and promote the identification and development of models, tools, research, and practices designed to foster effective UDL implementation in educational environments. We encourage and welcome participation in these discussions.
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