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.

section Section 1|32 pages

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

section Section 2|50 pages

Policies and Structures for Reducing Learning Barriers

chapter 6|13 pages

The Global UDL Virtual Classroom

A Model for International Collaboration and Learning

chapter 7|9 pages

Decaffeinated UDL

Chile in Quest of Inclusive Education

section Section 3|55 pages

Inclusive Classroom Design and Instructional Strategies

chapter 11|10 pages

Access to the Curriculum for Students With Disabilities

Moving Closer to the Promise of UDL in Inclusive US Classrooms

chapter 12|8 pages

Balancing Requirements, Options and Choice in UDL

Smorgasbord or Nutritious Diet?

chapter 13|8 pages

UDL Practices in India

Paving a Path From Equality to Equity in Learning

chapter 16|3 pages

Snapshot—Science for All Through UDL

Using UDL as a Framework for Science Education for the English Learner

section Section 4|46 pages

Technology Innovations for Inclusive Learning

chapter 22|3 pages

Snapshot—Wearable Assistive Technology

An Illuminated Glove Project With Conductive Thread and LilyPad Technology

chapter 23|3 pages

Snapshot—Aquatic Adventures

Deep Dive Investigation of UDL Through a Pond Keepers Project

section Section 5|45 pages

Issues in the Design of Accessible Instructional Materials

chapter 24|10 pages

Universal Access in Online Distance Education

A Case Study From the Philippines

section Section 6|41 pages

Current Research and Evaluation in Inclusive Learning Around the World

chapter 31|9 pages

The Intersection of Chinese Philosophical Traditions and UDL

Exploring Current Practice in Chinese Early Childhood Classrooms

chapter 33|8 pages

Designing an Online Graduate Orientation Program

Informed by UDL and Studied by Design-Based Research

chapter 34|9 pages

Developing Inclusive Education in Ireland

The Case for UDL in Initial Teacher Education

section Section 7|47 pages

Inclusive Instructional Design Cases

chapter 37|9 pages

Innovative Approach

Using Legos in a Hands-On Activity to Teach Educators the Foundations of UDL

chapter 38|10 pages

Spreading the Word About Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

A Model for Professional Teacher Learning

chapter 40|10 pages

Raising the Bar With UDL

A Case for Change

chapter 41|3 pages

Snapshot—Designing for Open Educational Environments

Balancing Access, Equity, and Engagement