At Texthelp, our purpose is to help people to understand and be understood. We want to see a world where difference, disability, language and distance are no longer barriers to educational success and it’s our aim to unlock every student’s potential through innovative technology and to spur on expert learners.
Whilst Universal Design for Learning does not rely on technology use, and UDL can be implemented in a low or no tech way, technology does make for a richer and more engaging experience. Technology can be a huge asset to make sure that the learning opportunities are more equalized and enabled for every learner, regardless of age or ability. That’s why our tools are built with UDL in mind, considering the multiple ways learners engage with content and display their mastery.
Find out more about our work in the UDL space.
Sessions at the Summit On Demand
You Don’t Have to be an Instructional Designer to Design Great Math and Science Instruction, Joni Degner and Louis Shanafelt
Read&Write – Used daily by millions of students worldwide, Read&Write is our award-winning literacy toolbar that helps reach every learner and realise their full potential. We’ve designed it with the principles of UDL in mind and you can check out how our tools align with CAST’s guidelines in this handy matrix: Multiple means of Read&Write.
EquatIO – allows educators to easily create math & science instructional materials to enable students to learn and collaborate together, especially in a remote setting, whilst supporting a wide range of learning styles and means of expression. Built with UDL in mind, this guide shows you how EquatIO aligns to the UDL guidelines: Multiple means of EquatIO.
Both Read&Write and EquatIO are free for teachers, sign up today!
Identifying barriers in the ELA classroom
The UDL framework provides teachers with a proactive way to design solutions to these barriers through both choice and scaffolding. Download our practical classroom example of the thinking and design process teachers must go through in order to universally design for their learners.