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This week, check out an article on how to incorporate accessibility in campus IT and an article on the power of assistive technology. We’re kicking off the school year with some fabulous upcoming UDL events –  be sure to mark your calendars! Find the video recording of last night’s Network and Learn Series webinar on space design below. Finally, submit your presentation proposals for the 2020 UDL-IRN International Summit!

UDL Spotlight

Taking IT Way Beyond Accessibility: 5+4=1 Approach
Thomas Tobin explores the steps university IT professionals can take to incorporate inclusive design practices in the college and university setting. Read his article for tips and tricks on how to provide access to education to everyone. 

 Assistive Technology Empowers Students with Disabilities 
The power of assistive technology is giving students “access to the education system and the world.” Read about the importance of assistive technology and eight companies that focus on how to give access to students in the classroom. 

Upcoming Events

OCALI Webinars
OCALI’s schedule of UDL webinars is posted on their website and ready for you to register! Check out the 2019-2020 schedule to take a peek at upcoming topics such as IEP implementation and UDL, co-planning with UDL, and more!

Third Pan-Canadian Conference on Universal Design for Learning
The Third Pan-Canadian Conference on UDL is October 2-4, 2019 at Royal Roads University. Learn more and register!

UDL Higher Ed Digicon 2019
Mark your calendars for the inaugural UDL in Higher Education DigiCon on October 18, 2019 from 9am – 4pm ET. Learn more!

Great Lakes UDL Experience 
We’re back for year three of the UDL-IRN Great Lakes UDL Experience at Macomb ISD! Check out this fabulous event centered on UDL and performance assessments, space and environment design, and executive function! October 21st and 22nd, 2019. 

Culturally Responsive UDL: A Southwest UDL-IRN Event
Join us in El Paso, TX for our first ever Southwest Regional Event! We’ll be focusing on cultural responsiveness and next steps on UDL implementation for teachers and administrators. Save the date for November 4th and 5th, 2019 – more information coming soon! 

Network and Learn Series

In case you missed out on last night’s fabulous Network and Learn Series webinar on UDL & Learning Space Design: Beyond Flexible Seating, you can watch the video recording here! This back-to-school webinar focuses on strategies and ideas to help you make the most out of the learning spaces in your classroom, school and/or campus.

UDL-IRN International Summit Call for Proposals

     Are you interested in presenting at the 2020 UDL-IRN International Summit this upcoming April 7th-9th? Now’s your chance! We are now accepting presentation proposals for UDL Talks, pre-conference sessions, breakout sessions, and more! Learn more and submit your ideas here! The deadline to submit is September 30th, 2019. 

    As always, we welcome your feedback and would be happy to hear from you! If you have suggestions, want to become more engaged, or have events you want highlighted, let us know. Please reply to this email with your questions and comments.

    Thank you,
    McKenzie
    with the UDL-IRN Team