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.
Join us in Orlando, Florida for three days of UDL!


 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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The 2017 UDL-IRN Summit was a success!

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

Want access to Summit video recordings?

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

UDL Risks & Rewards: Tips for investing wisely in professional learning

Tuesday, March 27th at 8PM ET

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Love UDL and the way it transforms teaching and learning? Want to spread that love to others?  Join the IRN and a panel of experts as we explore current research-based professional learning practices to ensure we make the best use of our time, personnel and other resources as we work to expand knowledge of UDL and support colleagues and staff in deepening their practice.

Kate Edgren, UDL Facilitator, BCSC
Dr. Jenna Gravel, CAST Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning
Dr. Elizabeth Berquist, Coordinator, Professional Growth and Partnerships, Baltimore County Public Schools




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