Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universally Designed or Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are: (1) directly accessible, without requiring assist; and (2) interoperable with assistive technologies. Check out the UDL Info Sheet for more insight into the what and why of UDL.

Virtual UDL Classroom

Check out this example of a universally designed clasroom for ideas to improve equitable access to both the physical and learning space in your classroom. All of the items featured are available to borrow from the PATINS AT Lending Library.

UDL Lesson Plan Creator

Create a universally designed lesson plan from scratch with the UDL Lesson Plan Creator. It is designed to walk you through each step of the way. Two versions are available: one in which the form is broken down into multiple page sections and a second in which has been created as a one page form.

Multiple Page Form (opens new window)

One Page Form (opens new window)


Director Daniel walks you through the lesson plan creator in the Short Share video below from the Office of Special Education at the Indiana Department of Education.


CAST Resources


Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice by Anne Meyer, David H. Rose, and David Gordon

CAST UDL Exchange where you can learn about UDL, explore UDL lesson plans, and create your own lessons

CAST's Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.0





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