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Universal Design for Learning
Welcome to the Universal Design for Learning Certificate!

An Accessibility and Diversity (Equity) Statement

Diversity is a fact. Equity is a choice. Inclusion is an action. Belonging is an outcome.

Arthur Chan

The UDL certificate has been designed with accessibility in mind by incorporating the following features:

  • We have followed best practices and used semantic HTML with a focus on enabling the use of assistive technologies, such as screen readers.
  • Interactive content can be navigated using a keyboard.
  • Links, headings, and tables are formatted to work with screen-readers.
  • Images have alt tags.
  • Information is not conveyed by colour alone.
  • Font sizing and zooming can be adjusted using your web browser settings.
  • Videos include closed captions and transcripts.
  • Content is responsive, allowing it to be viewed on a variety of screen sizes and devices.

Please refer to the full accessibility statementOpens in a new window for known issues with some interactivities.

Learning happens within the context of culture. The certificate embraces the diverse lived experiencesOpens in a new window of our learners and considers the intersectional identities and related cultural strengths that our students and colleagues bring to our collective learning spaces. The certificate design team recognizes the privilegesOpens in a new window and oppressionsOpens in a new window inherent in our own intersectional identities and have actively sought perspectives outside of our lived experiences to design a certificate that aims to represent the diverse voices in our learning communities, many of which have been historically silenced.

In the following clips, educators reflect on how their own social identities and lived experiences impact their teaching and learning practices to provide examples of the contexts and reflection opportunities that can be available in your course design and pedagogy.

Ashley Booth – Welcome to UDL2:22 min
Joanna Friend – Welcome to UDL2:50 min
Denise Nelson-Mogaji – Welcome to UDL2:32 min
Jason Inniss – Welcome to UDL1:54 min
Bhupinder Gill – Welcome to UDL 2:04 min
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