UDL Starts with the WHY

Barbara Bray
3 min readMar 22, 2021
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) starts with the WHY of learning. This post is an overview of UDL, the three UDL principles, the Learner profile, and the Personal Learning Backpack

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), developed by David Rose and Anne Meyer from CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology), provides suggestions on how learners can reduce barriers and maximize their learning. When I first learned about UDL, the principles started with the WHAT. After 2014, Rose, Meyer, and David Gordon co-authored “Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice,” demonstrating why UDL starts with engagement. This made so…

Barbara Bray

Story Weaver ~ Fostering curiosity, wonder & joy ~ author 3 books, speaker, disruptor & podcast host ~ author “Define Your WHY” stories about living on purpose