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Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design

International Perspectives on UDL, 1st Edition

Edited by Susie L. Gronseth, Elizabeth M. Dalton


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Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design explores the ways that educators around the world reduce barriers for students with disabilities and other challenges by planning and implementing accessible, equitable, high-quality curricula. Incorporating key frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning, these dynamic contributions highlight essential supports for flexibility in student engagement, representation of content, and learner action and expression. This comprehensive resource—rich with coverage of foundations, policies, technology applications, accessibility challenges, case studies, and more—leads the way to design and delivery of instruction that meets the needs of learners in varying contexts, from early childhood through adulthood.

Table of Contents


David Rose


Susie L. Gronseth and Elizabeth M. Dalton


Section 1

Foundations of Universal Design for Learning, Accessibility, and Curricular Quality

  1. UDL and Connected Laws, Theories, and Frameworks

    Elizabeth M. Dalton

  2. Conceptual Frameworks for Design and Accessibility: The Design of an Online Learning System

    Nantanoot Suwannawut

  3. Snapshot - Intersections of Race, Disability, Class, and Gender in Special/Inclusive Education: The Case of Sweden

    Girma Berhanu

  4. Snapshot - Proactive Design to Ensure Accessibility

    Lesley Casarez, David Hooks, Gina Shipley, and Dallas Swafford


    Section 2

    Policies and Structures for Reducing Learning Barriers

  6. The Prospects of Universal Design for Learning in South Africa to Facilitate the Inclusion of All Learners

    Marcia Lyner-Cleophas

  7. The Global UDL Virtual Classroom: A Model for International Collaboration and Learning

    Frances Smith and Serra De Arment

  8. Decaffeinated UDL: Chile in Quest of Inclusive Education

    Boris Alvarez, Paola Andrea Vergara, and Irma Iglesias

  9. Universal Design for Learning in China

    Haoyue Zhang and George Zhao

  10. Snapshot - Reducing Learning Barriers Through the Use of FACE Program

    Radhike Khanna and Elizabeth M. Dalton

  11. Snapshot - A District’s Journey to Measure Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    Katie Novak and Laura Chesson


    Section 3

    Inclusive Classroom Design and Instructional Strategies

  13. Access to the Curriculum for Students with Disabilities; Moving Closer to the Promise of UDL in Inclusive U.S. Classrooms

    Rita Brusca-Vega and Anastasia Trekles

  14. Balancing Requirements, Options and Choice in UDL: Smorgasbord or Nutritious Diet?

    Britt Tatman Ferguson

  15. UDL Practices in India: Paving a Path from Equality to Equity in Learning

    Aashna Khurana

  16. UDL-Inspired Pedagogical Practices and a Case Study in Regular Japanese Classes

    Kiyoji Koreeda

  17. No-Tech Solutions for Utilizing the UDL Framework in the Inclusive Mathematics Classroom

    Marla J. Lohmann, Ruby L. Owiny, Kathleen A. Boothe

  18. Snapshot - Science for All Through UDL: Using UDL as a Framework for Science Education for the English Learner

    Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Jeanne Carey Ingle

  19. Snapshot - Reconstructing Asynchronous Online Learning with UDL

    Kathryn Nieves


    Section 4

    Technology Innovations for Inclusive Learning

  21. SAMR Strategies for the Integration of Technology Through UDL

    Debra K. Bauder, Katherine M. Cooper, and Thomas J. Simmons

  22. Engagement, Representation, and Expression in Online Mind Mapping Activities

    Rosa Cendros Araujo and George Gadanidis

  23. Handcrafted Customized Content and School Activities with Newly Developed Technologies

    Shigeru Ikuta and Yumi Hisatsune

  24. Connecting the World in a Disconnected Classroom

    Vivian B. Intatano

  25. Snapshot - Wearable Assistive Technology: An Illuminated Glove Project with Conductive Thread and LilyPad Technology

    Cindy L. Anderson and Kevin M. Anderson

  26. Snapshot - Aquatic Adventures: Deep Dive Investigation of UDL Through a Pond Keepers Project

    Juliet Boone

  27. Section 5

    Issues in the Design of Accessible Instructional Materials

  28. Universal Access in Online Distance Education: A Case Study from the Philippines

    Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria

  29. Applying UDL Principles in an Inclusive Design Project Based on MOOCs Reviews

    Francisco Iniesto, Covadonga Rodrigo, and Garron Hillaire

  30. General Accessibility Guidelines for Online Course Content Creation

    Kathleen Bastedo and Nancy Swenson

  31. Snapshot - Creating UDL Learning and Teaching Strategies to Address the Underrepresentation of Present-Day Indigenous Perspectives

    Kerry Armstrong, Brenda Boreham, and Terri Mack

  32. Snapshot - Using the YouTube Automated Captioning Tool for Video Lectures

    Sandra A. Rogers

  33. Snapshot - A Fully Mobile Professional Development Course for Teachers in Israel

    Shir Boim Shwartz and Eran Adi Cioban

  34. Examining the Integration of Digital and Multimodal Resources in Online Courses Using a Universal Design Framework

    Peggy Semingson and Kathryn Pole


    Section 6

    Current Research and Evaluation in Inclusive Learning Around the World

  36. The Intersection of Chinese Philosophical Traditions and UDL: Exploring Current Practice in Chinese Early Childhood Classrooms

    Janet Arndt and Nili Luo

  37. Promoting Inclusion Education and Intercultural Competence in an Ecuadorian International Service Learning Project-based Course

    Maria DeFreece Lawrence

  38. Designing an Online Graduate Orientation Program: Informed by UDL and Studied by Design-Based Research

    Jennifer Lock, Carol Johnson, Jane Hanson, Yang Liu, and Alicia Adlington

  39. Developing Inclusive Education in Ireland: The Case for UDL in Initial Teacher Education

    Ellen Reynor

  40. Snapshot - Understanding How UDL Can Serve as a Framework for Instructional Decisions

    Lisa Harris and Lindsay Yearta

  41. Snapshot - Importance of Classroom Atmosphere in Elementary Schools to Improve the Inclusive Education System in Japan

    Honami Okabe and Masayoshi Tsuge

  42. Section 7

    Inclusive Instructional Design Cases

  43. Innovative Approach: Using Legos in a Hands-on Activity to Teach Educators the Foundations of UDL

    Amir Bar and Betty Shrieber

  44. Spreading the Word about Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning: A Model for Professional Teacher Learning

    Jennifer Edge-Savage and Mike Marotta

  45. Universal Design for Learning in Augmented and Virtual Reality Trainings

    Katharina Menke, Jennifer Beckmann, and Peter Weber

  46. Raising the Bar with UDL: A Case for Change

    Leanne Woodley

  47. Snapshot - Designing for Open Educational Environments: Balancing Access, Equity, and Engagement

    Elizabeth Childs and Jo Axe

  48. Snapshot - Support for Students with Developmental Disabilities in a Regular Elementary School Class in Japan

    Shintaro Nagayama and Masayoshi Tsuge

  49. Section 8

    Future Directions

  50. The Potential Evolution of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Through the Lens of Technology Innovation

    David Banes and Kirk Behnke

  51. Universal Design for Learning and the Landfill of Revolutionary Educational Innovations

    Dave L. Edyburn

  52. Snapshot - The Precarious Promise of Emergent Tech and Universal Design for Learning: A Pivotal Point

    Susan Molnar

  53. Snapshot - A Vision for Pre-Service and In-Service Learner-Centered Teaching Through the Arts

    Susan Trostle Brand and Laurie J. DeRosa

  54. Epilogue: Learning from Diverse Perspectives on Inclusive Instructional Design and Next Steps

    Susie L. Gronseth

Author Biographies


About the Editors

Susie L. Gronseth is Clinical Associate Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology in the College of Education at the University of Houston, USA.

Elizabeth M. Dalton is Adjunct Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Rhode Island, USA, Senior Consultant for Dalton Educational Services International (DESI), and Director Emeritus of Development and Research at TechACCESS of RI, a statewide assistive technology center in Rhode Island, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula