Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Inclusive Education: Accelerating Learning for All

  • V Priyadharsini Ph.D. Research Scholar, Institute of Advanced Study in Education (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0009-0007-1421-1596
  • R Sahaya Mary Associate Professor & Head, Institute of Advanced Study in Education (Autonomous), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Education, NEP 2020, Learning for All


This paper explores the pivotal role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in inclusive education, focusing on accelerating learning for diverse students. UDL, rooted in inclusivity, offers a framework for removing educational barriers and promoting individualized learning. The paper discusses key UDL principles and highlights its significance for equity, improved learning outcomes, legal compliance, and enhanced teaching practices. Furthermore, it emphasizes the seamless integration of UDL into inclusive education, addressing diverse learning styles, fostering collaboration, and creating a culture of inclusivity. The alignment of UDL with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in India is also explored. Despite benefits, challenges such as teacher training and resource constraints are discussed. The paper underscores that overcoming these challenges necessitates a collective commitment to UDL. In conclusion, UDL plays a critical role in accelerating learning for all students, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable educational system and society.

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