What is the research on UDL?

There is extensive research to support UDL as a best practice approach in curriculum design and delivery. The National Centre on Universal Design for Learning has the most extensive collection of research to support each of the guidelines and principles. The research draws from a wide range of studies including cognitive, behavioural, and neuroscience.

Recommended Resources:

The following is a short list of recommended resources recommended by the C.A.F.E. For a more extensive approach, we also highly recommend you visit the National Centre on Universal Design for Learning for links to research on each of the guidelines from the UDL Guidelines 2.0.

Caldwell, B., Cooper, M., Guarino Reid, L. & Vanderheiden, G. Web accessibility guidelines 2.0: Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout ) without losing information or structure. Retrieved October 31, 2008, from http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#content-structure-separation

Caldwell, B., Cooper, M., Guarino Reid, L. & Vanderheiden, G. Web accessibility guidelines 2.0; guideline 1.1 Text alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language. Retrieved October 31, 2008, from http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#text-equiv

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). (2009). CAST UDL Online Modules. Retrieved from http://udlonline.cast.org/home;jsessionid=FEB65436292D936CC04BFB6F682B707B

National Centre on Universal Design for Learning. (2011). The Three Principles of UDL. Retrieved from http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl/3principles

Rose, D. and Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning.

Scott, S., Shaw, S. & McGuire, J. (in press). "Applying Universal Design to College Instruction." University of Connecticut. Accessed April 7, 2006 from http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu/files/UDI_principles.pdf

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. (2008). Universal Design for Learning. Retrieved from http://ctfd.sfsu.edu