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ACCESSIBLITY - UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING


What is it?

The goal of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is to ensure that the same learning occurs regardless of individual differences. The three basic principles of UDL stress the use of multiple means of representation, expression and engagement.

Who is it for?

All instructors.

What can it do?

Creating accessbile courses and course materials following the three principles of UDL: 

D2L
  • Accessibility for course design
  • D2L template for accessibility

Devices
  • How to modify device settings to improve accessibility

WCAG
  • D2L is WCAG 2.0AA (Web Content Accessibility Checklist) compliant. To use the accessibility checker in the D2L HTML Editor
  • D2L Brightspace Compliance Checker

Ten bright ideas for accessibility - Brightspace connections:

WCAG 2.0AA Colour Contrast and Readability Chart:




Is it University approved?

This resource is provided by eLearn @UCalgary and the University of Calgary.





University of Calgary. (2020). eLearn: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Retrieved from
https://elearn.ucalgary.ca/accessibility-and-universal-design-for-learning-udl/ (accessed 17 August 2020).

Dahl, B. (2020). Ten Bright Ideas for Accessibility - Brightspace Connections. Slideshare. Retrieved from

https://www.slideshare.net/D2LBarry/ten-bright-ideas-for-accessibility-brightspace-connections?ref=https://elearn.ucalgary.ca/accessibility-and-universal-design-for-learning-udl/ (accessed 17 August 2020).