UDL-IRN Coming Soon! The UDL-IRN site is re-launching with a new look - Keep your eyes open for exciting changes!

UDL-IRN Coming Soon! The UDL-IRN site is re-launching with a new look - Keep your eyes open for exciting changes!



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 International Summit

The fifth annual UDL-IRN International Summit will continue the tradition of bringing together UDL leaders from around the globe to participate in UDL Talks, Breakout Sessions, Pre-Conferences, and a new UDL Interactive Learning Village.



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. 

Discover the Network and Learn Series

Ask me anything with Allison Posey!

February 27, 2018 @ 8PM ET

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As the UDL-IRN Summit draws closer we thought it would be an amazing opportunity to showcase some #UDLRockstars from the UDL community and our previous Summits! Who better than Allison Posey from CAST to be part of our upcoming Network & Learn: Ask Me Anything series on Feb 27th? Allison has presented at several of our past Summits always to a packed house and standing ovations. 

Now it’s time for the UDL community to send in, tweet, and join our webinar to ask Allison your burning questions about UDL, Stereotype Threat Analysis, the Engagement Principle, or anything else! Come join us!




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