Presuming Competence By Design • A Tutorial for Systems, Environment, Curricular, and Materials Design in Learning Systems


Throughout this tutorial, we have covered the concept of universal design and what barriers exist, along with some tips on what to do. This section focuses on specific suggestions in major areas and provides examples of what others have done in their settings. Select from below to learn more:




We encourage you to view all examples below. Even though they are from different settings, there are many excellent ideas throughout that can be applied in any setting.


K-12 Examples

Story Sequencing - A Unit Incorporating UDL principles


CVC Rule - Example Unit applying UDL principles


Assessment of Assistive Technology for a Large School District and Implications of Universal Design Principles (PDF document)


Each example used with permission by the author.


Corporate/Government Examples

Pacific Bell’s Universal Design Policy -


The Country of Japan – specifically the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport –


Application of UDL to product development and service delivery:


Higher Education Examples

Universal Design for Instruction - tips and guidelines from DO IT in Washington


Examples of UDL Syllabi - Emory University


For Administrators - Universal Design for Educational Systems - tips and guidelines from DO IT in Washington