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Universal Design for Learning:
Putting Rights into Practice

Join our live webinar session in November!

Universal Design for Learning Webinar

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3:00 PM Eastern Time

We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for an interactive webinar designed to help make educational materials and practices inclusive and useful for all learners. Universal Design for Learning is the basis for creating learning interactions that provide students with more time for study and practice and that broadens the focus from learners with disabilities toward a larger ease-of-use/general-inclusion framework.

By attending this webinar presentation, you will be able to:

  • Incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) elements into your courses
  • Design/retrofit existing course components using UDL principles
  • Expand your institution’s use of UDL elements beyond the legally-required minimum

This webinar uses active-learning techniques and provides use-them-now resources for participants. Especially by relating UDL to broader access benefits for all learners, this session’s activities serve as a model for participants to re-frame accessibility and inclusion conversations there.

Many colleges and universities have led the social movements toward accessibility in their communities. Whether you work in Ontario - where accessibility laws already inform the design of publicly-available services in higher education - or elsewhere in Canada, now is the time to act regarding accessibility. By 2018, Canada is expected to adopt a National Accessibility Law. After months of public consultation and introduction of the law into Parliament, colleges and universities across Canada can now “get out ahead” of the legal requirements that are likely to come into effect.

About The Presenters


Thomas J. Tobin

PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT


Thomas J. Tobin spent five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and is now a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. He is an internationally-recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in distance education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tom’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Scott Ready

Principal Strategist, Accessibility | Blackboard


Scott has 20 years of experience in higher education, serving as a faculty member and department head of an Interpreter Training Program, Director of Online Education, and 10 years with Blackboard working with institutions globally. He has led institutions in furthering technology adoption, the identification, development and implementation of new online programs and transforming institutions. Scott grew up with two deaf parents, and after years of being a nationally certified Sign Language Interpreter, Scott developed the first Online Interpreter Training program in the nation.

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