UDL-IRN 2018 Fifth Annual International Summit Call for Proposals

UDL-IRN 2018 Fifth Annual International Summit Call for Proposals

Submit your ideas for breakout sessions, UDL talks, and more!

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation

UDL-IRN Great Lakes Event: A Focus on UDL Coaching and Implementation

An event focused on UDL coachinG, IMplementation, and Planning.


The Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) is a grassroots organization that supports the scaled implementation and research related to Universal Design for Learning. Through collaboration, we support and promote the identification and development of models, tools, research, and practices designed to foster effective UDL implementation in educational environments.   We encourage and welcome participation in these discussions. 

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Submit a proposal for the

2018 udl-irn International summit!

The Call for Proposals (CFP) is out. Submit your presentation now. All proposals are due by October 1st, 2017.


The 2017 UDL-IRN Summit was a success!

To see the schedule of events, session presentations and handouts, and proceedings, visit the Summit website

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UDL Credentialing and certification initiative

The UDL-IRN is a lead partner with CAST and the UDL Task Force on the UDL Certification and Credentialing Initiative (UDLCCI). UDLCCI is focused on providing school districts and educational technology products the ability to demonstrate alignment to UDL. 

Discover the Network and Learn Series

ask me anything with
dr. james basham

September 21, 2017 at 8:00PM ET

Please join the UDL-IRN for an illuminating evening of conversation with Jamie Basham.  Dr. James Basham is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UDL-IRN and an associate professor at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on learner-centered design, innovation, instruction, and technology in modern learning environments. During this interactive hour, you'll have an opportunity to ask Dr. Basham important questions about the issues facing educators in the 21st century, including the status of UDL across the world and at the IRN. We'll crowd source questions so that the best, most interesting questions rise to the top. You won't want to miss this exceptional opportunity!

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a proactive approach that uses instructional design, strategies, and tools to support all learners. Explore these UDL-IRN resources to help implement UDL.  

You can also learn more at the National Center on UDL.   

Current information about UDL and ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the foundational education law in the United States. The law gives states more control over education and highlights the need for innovation. ESSA also mentions UDL multiple times as a core framework for guiding education and learning, including in supporting personalized learning. Download a two-page recommendation for states and districts on the implementation of UDL within ESSA.

Downloadable PDF