Universal Design Resources

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of teaching principles that makes course design, concepts, and materials accessible to all students regardless of their learning styles and physical and sensory abilities. The application of UDL in the college classroom helps address the changing needs of today’s diverse and digital learning environment. 

If you need assistance developing accessible courses or have questions, please contact us to set up an appointment.


GW Libraries and Academic Innovation Teaching Guide

GW’s Teaching and Learning Center provides multiple strategies and resources for ensuring accessibility for all students in both online and in-person courses.



Fully Accessible Video Example

This clip offers an example of how to caption video content.  Consult this example when adding captions to your own audiovisual materials.


3Play Media’s “10 Tips for Creating Accessible Course Content”

3Play Media offers straightforward guidance for making essential course content—basic documents, electronic presentations, and images—fully accessible for students. 



Able Player

Download a fully accessible media player for your audiovisual course content. 



Adobe Acrobat Professional Accessibility

Consult these thorough and extensive instructions directly from Adobe for guidance about how to make PDF documents fully accessible for all users.



Basic UDL Principle and Implementation Strategies

Offered by San Francisco State University, this training module provides a self-paced online tutorial that covers topics ranging from a basic introduction to UDL principles to strategies for implementing UDL in your classes. 



Blackboard’s Accessibility Features

Review Blackboard’s accessibility feature information for an overview of how to design accessible course content specifically for use in the Blackboard interface. 



CAST UDL Guidelines

CAST offers a conceptual framework for UDL that faculty can employ in both course and assignment design. 



GW Academic Technologies and Accessibility

GW’s Academic Technologies department offers accessibility guidance, along with a thorough list of UDL resources for faculty and staff and for students as well. 



Microsoft Office Accessibility Help Videos

This series of videos offers guidance on accessibility practices in the core Microsoft Office Suite applications. Full video content available via login with a GW email address in the upper right corner of the screen. 



Teaching Accessibility Fundament Concepts Guide

Teach Access created this thorough guide to accessible course design in direct response to faculty requests. 



Web Aim: Web Accessibility in Mind

WebAIM is a core resource that provides detailed information on accessible content creation.