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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning

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This is the first of the four part webinar series: Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility at the Library. Attend one or all the sessions. Missed one? Each session is recorded for viewing at your convenience.

Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.

Course Objectives:
• Define and describe Universal Design for Learning
• List some of the benefits of teaching students to be resourceful, strategic and purposeful learners
• Contrast and compare ways how UDL awareness can be implemented on campus

Presenter: Ana Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 16 years in IT, digital learning and instructional design. As a Learning & Access Designer at the University of Washington Bothell Office of Digital Learning & Innovation, Ana enjoys working with faculty members and staff to streamline the use of technology tools and promote digital fluency. Ana has extensive experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), adult learning, WCAG 2.0, document accessibility, Copyright and Fair Use, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and finding innovative ways to use old and new tools. Currently, she is the lead of the Universal Design for Learning (UDAL) campus initiative and is a member of the New Faculty Orientation, Accessibility Plan Project committees, the Campus Access Guide workgroup and the UW IT Accessibility Task Force.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Region/Office: National
Jul 11, 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM PT
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator

More and more libraries and educational institutions provide online content whether databases, archival collections, videos, and documents. But how much of this information is accessible by those who are blind, have low vision, or are hard of hearing? Libraries and other institutions are legally required to provide accessible content. This webinar series will provide some basic steps librarians can take to make their content accessible to all. 

This webinar series will comprise of 4 separate sessions addressing specific accessibility topics. Attend one or all of the sessions to increase your library's online digital access. Each session is eligible for 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE.

  • July 11, 2018 session: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning
  • July 18, 2018 session: Promoting Accessible Document Creation
  • July 25, 2018 session: Building Accessible Websites
  • August 1, 2018 session: Accessibility in Procurement


    • Attendees will recognize the need for accessible online content and the benefits of universal design.
    • Attendees will be able to apply tips for creating accessible documents.
    • Attendees will be able to practice a basic step towards website accessibility.
    • Attendees will discover resources and tools to develop accessible online information.