This fantastic video has tips on how to tweak our technology use in the classroom in order to make it more accessible for all our learners. The video discusses using images, putting subtitles on videos, and running the Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Office and has lots of other ideas. The video is captioned – a key element of UDL.
Universal Design for Learning is gaining more and more acceptance in Irish education. This book is details the technology available to support UDL and is free online and on the iBooks for iPad. It will be published later in the autumn of 2019.
This short video (3 min) looks at teachers actually applying the principles of UDL (multiple means of Representation, multiple means of Action and Expression and multiple means of Engagement) for the benefit of all learners.
If you are an iPad user, then this new book from CAST will inspire you by linking the use of iPad apps directly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
Written by Luis Perez, a leading commentator on using iPads to cater for diversity, the book is full of simple UDL strategies to offer alternative pathways to suit all learners in our classroom. This book has just been published by CAST and is part of their skinny book series – more information http://castpublishing.org/skinny-books/learning-on-the-go/
In this video, Luis Perez explains why he chose the iPad as an accessibility tool
This is a nice graphic summarising the main points of Universal Design for Learning.
artsineducation.ie is the new arts portal for Irish education. It aims to be the key national digital resource of arts and education practice in Ireland. The site features some excellent resources including videos and guidelines for integrating arts.