Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for
designing instruction that meets the needs of every learner. This book provides
an overview of UDL, showing how to offer flexibility in methods of presentation,
student participation and expression to support high achievement for all
students, including those with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
- Offers three modes of entry to allow educators to
“start where they are” in their understanding of UDL and how it applies to
their areas of instruction.
- Shows educators how to enhance and transform their
instructional practices by applying a UDL lens to analyze and redesign
- Illustrates how to design accessible materials and
use technology to provide more options for learners.
- Highlights how UDL is foundational to inquiry-based, project-based and
constructivist hands-on learning.
This book shows K-12 educators how to incorporate UDL in their instructional
design and engage in continuous professional growth. The book will also appeal
to those in coaching positions and to administrators seeking to support their
About the Authors
Kendra Grant has held many roles in education, including
teacher, district special education coordinator and assistive technology (AT)
specialist in a large school district. She currently works with Quillsoft as
director of professional development and learning, and was formerly co-founder
and chief education officer for a professional learning company delivering
large-scale technology implementation across North America. Grant holds a
master’s of educational technology from the University of British Columbia with
a focus on professional learning, eLearning (K-20) and the application of UDL to
both. She is a past president of ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network.
Luis Perez is an inclusive learning evangelist whose mission
is to help educators create more inclusive learning environments for all
students through the implementation of UDL principles. He has a doctorate in
special education and a master’s in instructional technology from the University
of South Florida. He was the project manager for Tech Ease for All, a collection of
free assistive technology and web accessibility tutorials for teachers. In 2009,
he was one of 52 educators in the U.S. selected to join the 2009 class of the
Apple Distinguished Educator Program. He is also a Google in Education Certified
Innovator. Perez is currently the professional learning chair for ISTE’s
Inclusive Learning Network.