Seeing UDL Through an Equity Lens

Nicole Tucker-Smith

When presenting on UDL, I'm often asked, "Doesn't UDL promote equity?" While it is true that Universal Design supports making environments and experiences more equitable for people who often find themselves on the margin, the UDL framework by itself does not address issues like implicit bias, cultural representation, or racial equity. Addressing these areas requires seeing UDL through an equity lens. This webisode is the first in a 10-part series that will take a look at each of the nine UDL guidelines and bring into view what needs to be considered in order to fully address and achieve equity. 

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Nicole Tucker-Smith