Universal Design for Learning addresses barriers to learning by creating a framework of instruction that designs "to the edges." In this way, and by bridging average thinking, students are able to become active participants in the learning process. Universal design for learning eliminates one-dimensional thinking to embrace diversity and the uniqueness of each individual. More importantly, universal design for learning becomes a cross-dimensional, user-focused, structured, flexible, engaging, and authentic means to address learner "dis-ability and vari-ability."
Principle I. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement
Principle III. Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression
Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education