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Developed in Collaboration with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) represents a paradigm shift in education that has the potential to improve outcomes for a broad range of students. MITS, in collaboration with CAST, has identified four critical elements intended to serve as a foundation for implementation and further research.  Instruction aligned with the framework of UDL must minimally include each of the four critical elements shown below. 

Use the link below to download the flowchart.

Sample Language for Adoption Contracts and LEA Purchase Orders.

For many students with disabilities, the limitations of print technology raise barriers to access, and therefore to learning. Following the passage of the IDEA in 1997, it has become essential that all students have access to the general curriculum, and thus to the print materials of which it is composed.

The TechMatrix Web site is a powerful tool for finding educational and assistive technology products for students with special needs.