The Center for Universal Design in Education

The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience:

  • instruction;
  • student services,
  • information technology, and
  • physical spaces.

The Center is directed by DO-IT at the University of Washington and funded by the U.S. Department of Education (grant #P333A050064) and the National Science Foundation (award #HRD-0227995 and HRD-0833504). Consult the following resources for an introduction to and applications of UDE.

Introduction to Universal Design in Education

Definition, principles, and processes of universal design and examples of applications in educational settings.

Postsecondary Education

Specific ways that universal design can enhance the postsecondary experience for all students.

Elementary/Secondary Education

How universal design can increase the inclusion and success of all students, including those with disabilities, at the precollege level.

Projects, Exhibits, Conferences

How projects, exhibits, and presentations can assure access to all participants, including those with disabilities.

Resources and Training

Materials for learning more about and delivering training on applications of universal design in education.

NEW! See Universal Design in the News for recent articles and posts on Universal Design from Google Alerts and other sources.

Search the DO-IT Knowledge Base

Search for questions and answers, case studies, and promising practices about universal design.