Technology & Learning Program

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a design framework that promotes success for ALL students with diverse learning needs and backgrounds making course concepts accessible and skills attainable regardless of learning style, physical or sensory abilities. It anticipates a variety of needs, broadens usability of course materials and expressions of learning by respecting human diversity.

Promoting Success for ALL Students

More about Universal Design


  • Blackboard Ally Instructor Toolkit (PDF)
    • is a web application and mobile application that converts live speaking into a written transcription. You can get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID, and key phrases. This can be used to write papers, take notes, dictate interviews, import or sync recordings from other services, and even integrate with Zoom.
  • Microsoft Word Accessibility Checker
  • Kurzweil 
    • Kurzweil 3000 is an inclusive technology, text-to-speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a collection of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes content accessible and efficient to all students, staff, and faculty.