UDL-IRN 2018 Fifth Annual International Summit Call for Proposals

UDL-IRN 2018 Fifth Annual International Summit Call for Proposals

Submit your ideas for breakout sessions, UDL talks, and more!

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation

A Universal Design for Learning event for all!


The Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) is a grassroots organization that supports the scaled implementation and research related to Universal Design for Learning. Through collaboration, we support and promote the identification and development of models, tools, research, and practices designed to foster effective UDL implementation in educational environments.   We encourage and welcome participation in these discussions. 

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2018 udl-irn International summit!

The Call for Proposals (CFP) is out. Submit your presentation now. All proposals are due by October 1st, 2017.


The 2017 UDL-IRN Summit was a success!

To see the schedule of events, session presentations and handouts, and proceedings, visit the Summit website

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UDL Credentialing and certification initiative

The UDL-IRN is a lead partner with CAST and the UDL Task Force on the UDL Certification and Credentialing Initiative (UDLCCI). UDLCCI is focused on providing school districts and educational technology products the ability to demonstrate alignment to UDL. 

As summer closes and your mind turns toward a new school year, join the UDL-IRN as we discuss DESIGN. The IRN is pleased to welcome two innovative guests as we discuss everything from environmental design to learning design. Kim Ducharme, the Director of Educational User Experience Design at CAST, uses Design Thinking to spur innovation and lead the creative process from brainstorming through prototyping to product launch. Tanya Leon is a classroom practitioner teaching middle school ELA in Fraser Public Schools in Michigan. Hear how she used design thinking and the UDL framework to create a student centered learning space. 




Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a proactive approach that uses instructional design, strategies, and tools to support all learners. Explore these UDL-IRN resources to help implement UDL.  

You can also learn more at the National Center on UDL.   

Current information about UDL and ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the foundational education law in the United States. The law gives states more control over education and highlights the need for innovation. ESSA also mentions UDL multiple times as a core framework for guiding education and learning, including in supporting personalized learning. Download a two-page recommendation for states and districts on the implementation of UDL within ESSA.

Downloadable PDF