UDAL Anniversary

Happy 1st anniversary UDAL!

June marks the anniversary of UDAL, Universal Design for Active Learning – A UW Bothell Initiative.

Andreas Brockhaus, Director of Learning Technologies at UW Bothell, coined the acronym UDAL (Universal Design for Active Learning) in 2016 as a UW Bothell Learning Technologies effort to integrate Universal Design for Learning principles in supporting student active learning and engagement.

UDAL comprises principles, research and best practices of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with added emphasis on learner engagement and physical spaces. This amazing initiative is being integrated in faculty development, student support materials, online and hybrid course design, classroom design and faculty learning communities.

UDAL promotes:

  • Equitable access to electronic materials
  • Use of best practices in course design and pedagogies
  • Active learning and engagement

May 15-19, 2017, we celebrated the first annual Global Accessibility Awareness Week (GAAW), an event that had tremendous success. Thanks to the support of UW Bothell campus IT, Advancement and Web Communications, Disability Resources for Students, the UW campus Access Technology Center, DO-IT and Bookstore as well as the participation from the UW Bothell campus community.  Thank you all for making this event great!

As of June 5, 2017, UW Bothell has thirteen IT Accessibility Liaisons, staff members from diverse areas of campus who are energetic and excited to promote universal design and accessibility.

Are you interested in becoming an IT Accessibility Liaison? Any faculty or staff member at UW Bothell can apply. For more information, please contact Ashley Magdall or Ana Thompson.

UW Bothell UDAL page

UW Bothell IT Accessibility Liaisons page