Advancing Equity and Excellence Through Universal Design for Learning (Training Symposium)
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City, VA
Lucille Zeph, Ed.D.
Molly Boyle, M.A., Institute for Community Inclusion. Boston, MA
Michael Wehmeyer, Ph.D., Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
Steven Brown, Ph.D., University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies
Paula Rabidoux, Ph.D., Nisonger Center, Columbus, OH
This symposium provided participants with a framework and skills to incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) strategies in teaching from early intervention to postsecondary practices. Molly Boyle provided learners with a basic tool kit of skills to use when approaching teaching and learning. Michael Wehmeyer contextualized how UDL has helped redefine disability, access, and supports within the general educational curriculum. Lu Zeph looked at the implications of UDL in higher education, both in terms of faculty development and in the re-authorization of the Higher Ed Act. Steven Brown discussed how UDL has been utilized cross culturally to support inclusive educational practices.