About Us

About Learning Designed

Learning Designed is a vibrant, networked community of education professionals implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to promote more inclusive and equitable learning environments. Learning Designed supports access to high-quality learning resources, credentials, certifications, and community engagement through an online, community-driven platform. Learning Designed supports in-service educators, pre-service educators, schools, universities, education product companies, and other education organizations advance the meaningful learning opportunities for ALL students.  

Is your job focused on learning? 
Learning Designed is developed by education nonprofits that have worked throughout the globe conducting, supporting, and researching the education of all learners. We understand that challenges of the modern education system, and we want to help support your focus on teaching and learning. 

Have you been looking for a way to support all learners?
Learning Designed is about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Design has a significant impact on outcomes. UDL is a framework that is focused on proactive, goal-driven design for supporting learner variability in flexible learning environments and experiences. The UDL framework provides a stable foundation for all learning environments and experiences. For the last 20+ years, UDL has been adopted across schools, states, and countries to support the effective design of learning environments and experiences.


The UDL Credentialing and Certification Initiative (UDLCCI)

UDLCCI is the global, field-change initiative that is the engine behind Learning Designed. The mission of UDLCCI is to achieve and sustain the optimal, voluntary, and scaled implementation of the Universal Design for Learning Principles and Guidelines through the development of:

  • Broadly-accepted standards and guidelines
  • Field-based expertise representing those standards across a variety of domains
  • Voluntary verification process for documenting the degree to which the UDL Principles and Guidelines are met or addressed in practice and in products

UDLCCI is a multi-phase initiative that will expand and evolve over time in response to emerging opportunities and stakeholder perspectives. In other words, we are continuing to build the credentials and certifications based on field input. UDLCCI is designed to extend globally into a wide variety of learning environments. 

The UDLCCI is led by these Lead Partner Organizations: CAST and the UDL Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN). The initiative has completed Phase 1 and is moving into Phase 2 (Spring 2018 — Spring 2020). UDLCCI is actively seeking investments of interest, expertise and commitment to move the agenda forward during this acceleration and incubation period. 


Initiative Lead Partners


UDL Council Members