Media & UDL


Media & Universal Design for Learning

Welcome to Media & Universal Design for Learning! The goal of this course is to support educators in developing inclusive learning environments and experiences. Now more than ever, it is important for teachers to understand how the educational content they create can either facilitate learning or prevent learners from accessing critical information.

What You Will Learn


  • Creating accessible media (PDFs, Word documents, and image & video-based content)
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Assistive technology

Course Outline

Course Level Objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • Apply a systematic and informed approach to the creation of accessible content
  • Appreciate the role of UDL as it applies to the creation of educational materials
  • Consider the variety of ways that learners access digital information
  • Access additional information on accessibility best practices as needed
Unit 1

In this unit, you will:

  • Generate a list of resources and online communities to use as a reference for accessible media creation
  • Discuss whether advocates are taking a "accommodation" or "inclusion" approach
  • Determine which type of assistive technology would most likely be used to access digital information
Unit 2

In this unit, you will:

Unit 3

In this unit, you will:

Unit 4

In this unit, you will: