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iNACOL Webinar Presents Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Accessibility in K-12 Education: Designing Learning to Serve All Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2017) – On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will be hosting a Leadership webinar to explore Universal Design for Learning and accessibility in K-12 education.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve teaching and learning based on learning sciences and the creative uses of digital technologies. UDL creates learning environments that are designed to be open and accessible to all students, helps educators optimize learning experiences for all students, and explores how to create full access for students with disabilities.

In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of digital accessibility and UDL principles and practices in K-12 education. Discover how to apply the UDL framework to create universal access—to fully address the educational needs and abilities of students with disabilities. Learn how to ensure digital learning resources are accessible to all students and parents, and that learning experiences are designed through a UDL lens.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “New learning models hold great potential to meet the needs of all students through personalized and adaptive learning. However, that potential can only be realized if new learning environments are designed with all learners in mind. The UDL framework helps ensure that all students have access to the full range of educational opportunities to reach success.”

This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Accessibility in K-12 Education: Designing Learning to Serve All Students


  • David Rose, Chief Education Officer, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
  • Mindy Johnson, Instructional Designer, Social Media & Communications Strategist, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

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