Document Type

Tip Sheet

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Publication Date

2014

Abstract/ Summary

According to Ron Mace of the Center for Universal Design, universal design is the philosophy of designing and creating products and environments to be accessible to the greatest extent possible, to the people who use them, without the need for adaptation (http://www.cast.org). The principles of Universal Design have been broadened beyond the creation of physical space and materials, to include the design of curriculum, teaching strategies, and assessment. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is based on the understanding that children learn in different ways. This framework focuses on planning from the start for the widest diversity of learners.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2011-2014). Growing ideas: Increase access: Universal design in early care & education. Orono, ME.

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