"persons with disabilities should be guaranteed the right to inclusive education at all levels, regardless of age, without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity"
Article 24 of United Nations Convention 2007
First and foremost UDLnet-Universal Design for Learning aims to collect and demonstrate ways to effectively use the UDL framework. The network will promote community building between educational institutions all over Europe and empower them to use, share and exploit accessible learning materials from a variety of educational resources. In addition, it will demonstrate the potential of eLearning resources within the context of the UDL approach.
The UDLnet Inventory and a social platform will be developed where teachers, students, parents and other community members will be able to find and adapt accessible UDL eLearning resources on their topics of interest and needs.
Finally, it will assess the impact of inclusive tools, practices and teaching materials and document the whole process in the UDLnet Best Practice Guidelines.
UDLnet organised the Open Schools for Open Societies Conference 2016 on 4-6 November 2016.
The aim of the conference was to introduce and discuss the notion of the “Open School”. A school that effectively introduces innovations in education is an engaging environment not only for the students and teachers. It re-designs learning to accommodate and include difference and brings together families, community groups, local businesses, experts, universities, and others into an innovation ecosystem.