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Welcome to the new home for the UDL Guidelines! In this first release of our new site, we've updated the look, but the Guidelines themselves, their descriptions, and the research behind the Checkpoints haven't changed. We're looking forward to constantly improving this site with more resources, updated research, and to continue evolving the UDL Guidelines as a living, breathing tool for implementing the UDL framework.

The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Learn more about the Universal Design for Learning framework from CAST. The UDL Guidelines can be used by educators, curriculum developers, researchers, parents, and anyone else who wants to implement the UDL framework in a learning environment. These guidelines offer a set of concrete suggestions that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

Different Structure, Same Guidelines

CAST's co-founder, David Rose, highlights the overall structure, composition, and organization of the UDL Guidelines using v2.0.

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

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