Universal Instructional Design (UID) recognizes seven principles that, when followed, can help instructors to design accessible teaching and learning activities, environments and materials, and create learning experiences that respect and value diversity.
At the core of UID is the concept of inclusiveness and equity. Instructional matters and activities should:
The University of Guelph is well known for its work with UID and has compiled the following set of valuable resources:
This project, funded by the Learning Opportunities Task Force, researched and applied UID principles across a number of Guelph courses. Read the Evaluation Report on the Universal Instructional Design Project at the University of Guelph (PDF).