External Resources on Accessible Education

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Instructional Design (UID) Canada

United States

  • Universal Design for Learning Universe (UDL-U)
    UDL-U supports postsecondary faculty and staff by providing resources and information on best practices to improve postsecondary education for all students, including those with disabilities.
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT/ELIXR)
    The MERLOT ELIXR Initiative offers repository of digital case studies that hosts more than 70 discipline-specific, multimedia stories. Specifically, the site hosts eight case stories that highlight how faculty are reaching more students through diversity in teaching approaches and implementing UDL. The cases are presented in video and are from universities across the United States.

University Guides on Teaching Students with Disabilities

Canadian Universities and Research Centres
  • Helpful Tips for Faculty
    This website provides information to support faculty work with students with various types of disabilities. It contains information on specific disabilities including physical disabilities; sensory disabilities; psychiatric disabilities; and pervasive developmental disorders, which including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (University of Waterloo, Office for Persons with Disabilities).
  • Asperger’s Syndrome In The Classroom
    This resource provides tips and strategies for faculty on teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome (The University of Alberta, Student Success Centre).
U.S. Universities
  • Faculty Handbook
    This document lists ways in which faculty can support students with various types of disabilities through a range of activities in the classroom, such as, in labs and on field trips. It also contains information on adaptive technologies (University of Michigan, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Division of Student Affairs, 2008).

Resources for Teaching Assistants