The Access Pass: Creating Your Universal Design Toolkit for Course Designers (separate registration is required)

Monday, March 26 | 1:00PM–5:00PM ET | Room 552B
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
This workshop for course designers (faculty, instructional designers, learning engineers, course developers, etc.) will explore how to employ Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles within course design to help meet the needs of all students without compromising the rigorous standards of their course. By exploring the UDL frameworks, strategies, and action steps, we hope you will develop an understanding about the importance of universal design within inclusive teaching and educational equity and also be able to apply concrete steps to alter (or improve) and enhance your classrooms and programs.

Outcomes: Explore the concepts of universal design and UDL as they relate to the needs of diverse learners * Uncover and craft strategies for applying universal design within your courses and individual assignments * Discuss and develop ideas for more inclusive content delivery and assessment * Influence the presence of universal design as an approach within our home learning environments


  • Kirsten Behling

    Director, Student Accessibility Services, Tufts University
  • Erin DeSilva

    Senior Director, Learning Design and Innovation, Dartmouth College
  • Lance Eaton

    Director of Faculty Development & Innovation, College Unbound
  • Kelsey Hall

    IT Accessibility / Assistive Technology Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Jason Jones

    Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning with Technology, Northeastern University
  • Marisha Marks

    Instructional Designer, Springfield Technical Community College
  • Andrea Milligan

    Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, North Shore Community College
  • Adam Nemeroff

    Director, Learning Design and Technology, Quinnipiac University
  • Marcie Savoie

    IT Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology Specialist, University of Massachusetts Amherst