10 Tips for implementing UDL in your class

  1. Facilitate the production of class notes.

  2. Provide electronic handouts ahead of class.

  3. Suggest electronic versions of textbooks where available.

  4. Include in your course outline a statement welcoming diverse learners:

    As the instructor of this course I endeavor to provide an inclusive learning environment. However, if you experience barriers to learning in this course, do not hesitate to discuss them with me and the Office for Students with Disabilities, 514-398-6009.  

  5. Wherever possible design an exam format that includes time for students to review their work.

  6. Avoid assessing students through one format of evaluation (e.g. multiple choice).

  7. Use audio or video recording whenever available for classes.

  8. Use myCourses proactively (e.g. online discussions, supplementary material, audio feedback).

  9. Be creative about alternating learning activities (e.g. group work).

  10. Reward engagement and participation rather than penalizing non-attendance.

We recognize that implementing all of these in one go is a tall order, however we encourage faculty to consider adding an element each time they revisit a course. For more information, check out some of our other UDL resources.

More accessibility information

McGill Web Management System (WMS) team has compiled some very useful information for creating accessible websites. You can find out more by reading article on accessible websites

Microsoft Office products

Office 365 includes features to make your content more accessible to students with disabilities. When creating Office documents, it is possible to verify a document’s accessibility compatibility.

Refer to Microsoft's accessibility videos for an in-depth look at available accessibility options.

Adobe Acrobat

When creating PDF files, it is possible to verify a document’s accessibility compatibility.

Refer to the Adobe site to learn how to make your PDF content more accessible.