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Anticipate Variability and Reduce Barriers

An overarching goal of UDL is to anticipate learner variability and reduce barriers in the design of learning experiences. This UDL Core Foundation resource was designed to help you better understand the importance of designing for learner variability and reduce barriers in the learning experiences.

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There are two key ideas in the UDL Core Foundation - Level 2 Credential:

  1. There is variability in our learners that we can anticipate. Variability refers to the full range or spectrum of learners. It can be predictable and we can design to support it.
  2. Barriers are places in a learning experience where learners struggle in unproductive ways that are not necessary to achieve the intended learning goals or objectives. Barriers can be proactively reduced in the design of the goals, assessments, methods, and materials using the UDL Guidelines.

This UDL Core Foundation resource was designed to help you better understand the importance of designing for learner variability and reduce barriers in the learning experiences.

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Authors/Creators: 
Allison Posey

Organization/Publishers: 
CAST

Category Quick Find:

Professional Development

Problem Area:

Design of Learning Environment for All

Resource File Type:

Slides

Accessibility:

WCAG v2.0 A

Teaching Practices:

Planning for Learner Variability
Understanding & Overcoming Barriers

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Posted date:

November 8, 2019
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Comments

Thank you for providing this informative tool!

It may seem like I'm nitpicking, but it's for your good : )  I noticed a small grammar mistake on slide 8, towards the bottom.  The text reads, "but instead addresses the barrier by incorporating a flexible design options that support the intended goal."  Remove the "a" after "incorporating."