What You Present
Representation refers to the ways that you present content to your students. UDL encourages you to provide multiple and flexible options to give learners various ways to perceive and comprehend information. This can range from providing materials in multiple ways to including active learning techniques like flipping the classroom for active learning.
The principle of representation is structured around the following guidelines:
Teaching from a UDL framework invites instructors to present materials in flexible ways and calls faculty to ask, “How can I make this material easy for students to use in another format?” “How can I ensure that key information is equally perceptible to all learners?” Below are some quick strategies for making course materials more flexible and accessible for students:
Making content flexible is particularly important for students with disabilities. Review the Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) website to learn more about how you can make your content accessible to students with disabilities.
CAST (2011). Universal design for learning guidelines version 2.0. Wakeeld, MA: Author.