UDL Websites

There are so many different websites on UDL it is hard to choose which ones to list, but here is an attempt at selecting our favourites along with a few extras.

National Centre for Assistive Technology

This website has a wealth of information on UDL to assist educators with implementing UDL. It is a definite must for anyone who wants to learn more about UDL!

Centre for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), at the U.S. Department of Education, has devised three sets of broad teaching methods that support each of the three UDL principles. These teaching methods draw on knowledge of the qualities of digital media and how recognition, strategic, and affective networks operate.

AODA website

This is where you can find a copy of the AODA standards, requirements and official word on AODA legislation.

Accessibility at Fleming College

In support of Fleming’s approach to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (A.O.D.A.), Fleming’s Accessibility website should be where you start whenever you have questions about accessibility. The College’s goal is not merely to be compliant with this important piece of legislation, but to prepare our faculty and employees to be leaders in accessibility. We want to ensure that everyone realizes the importance of their role when fostering an inclusive and accessible college environment for all.

Online graphic dictionary by VisuWords.

Transforms the literal world into a visual model. Look up words and create a graphic representation of the word. The online dictionary uses Princeton’s WordNet, an opensource dictionary.

Online visual dictionary by Shahi

Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more!

Free described text videos

Access more than 4,000 free-loan described and captioned media titles available.

And More!

Accessible Instruction For Educators

 Learn how to create effective color contrast, font size and accessible information at Lighthouse International and the American Printing House for the Blind.

Convert material to make it readable on mobile devices, tablets, etc. using Readability.

Create an avatar and convert text to speech using Voki.

Eight case stories from MERLOT highlight how faculty are reaching more students through diversity in teaching approaches.

Create word clouds in specific shapes using Tagxedo.

Visit Showsounds, Microsoft’s free audio to text accessibility feature

See how UDL can be applied in Biology courses

Math Markup tools are another interesting web tool for math.

See how aDesigner can help to check accessibility of Flash and Flex accessibility.

Magpie is an interesting tool that can be used to create captions and audio descriptions for rich media.