Making Learning Accessible for All Learners with UDL

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Bank of Hawaii Center for Excellence
  • 15


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About this Event

What is UDL?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone. Not a single, one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a flexible approach that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.*

In today's diverse and global workforce, it is no longer enough to design for learner preferences. We need to address learner needs based on a wide range of ability, disability, age, reading level, learning preferences, native language, race, and ethnicity. But how do we make our learning environments as inclusive as possible?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) challenges us to go beyond the ADA and Section 508 requirements to use a framework that reduces as many barriers to learning as possible, especially for workers with low literacy, English language learners, and employees with disabilities.

In this session we will explore the seven principles of UDL, and discuss three elements of our learning: 

  • Representation (the WHAT of learning)
  • Action and expression (the HOW of learning)
  • Engagement (the WHY of learning)

We will also examine ways to incorporate these principles into both our current and future training designs.

We will also review principles of accessibility for Section 508 compliance in our training programs.

For more information on UDL, please click here.

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NO REFUNDS for no-shows. 
NO REFUNDS for cancellations unless requested by Thursday, October 26, 2017.


11:15am: Registration/Networking

11:30am: Event begins

1:00pm: Event ends

About the Presenters

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich

Chief Learning Consultant

Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, CPLP® is Chief Learning Consultant of Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC, a family owned consulting firm that specializes in offering small businesses and nonprofit organizations affordable training & development and performance improvement solutions. She holds over 15 years of experience in training & development, customer service supervision, and quality assurance initiatives, and has worked in various industries such as retail, call centers, healthcare, government, hospitality, nonprofits, and continuing education.

Gwen earned her CPLP® (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) from the Association of Talent Development in 2014, and has dedicated her career to helping adult learners of all capacities reach their professional goals through effective job training.

Thomas Conway

Media Center Coordinator

Center on Disability Studies (CDS)

Thomas Conway, PhD., is the media center coordinator at the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), a research unit located within the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For the past 16 years, he has overseen the creation of accessible web sites and content for the Center’s federally-funded grant projects. He also served as Project Director for EmployAble: A World without Barriers, a project funded by the Kessler Foundation, focused on developing a virtual employment training center for people with disabilities. His responsibilities have included supervision and training of numerous staff, including people with disabilities, in the production of accessible print, web and multimedia materials. He has published and presented internationally on the topics of universal design for learning, accessible web technology applications, and employment for people with disabilities.

Who should attend?

  • Trainers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Training Program Managers
  • Anyone who designs training programs or curriculum

AOE (Area of Expertise)

The AOE's for this event are:

  • Instructional Design 
  • Training Delivery

Where is the event?

The Bank of Hawaii Center For Excellence located at:

Bank of Hawaii - Main Bank Building

111 South King Street, 5th Floor (Room 4)

Honolulu, HI 96813

You may enter the Center for Excellence via the first floor of the Main Bank Building.


Ali’i Place

1099 Alakea Street 

(enter from Alakea, before Hotel Street and the courthouse)

Should cost approximately $3 for 2 hours (rate is $0.75 for every 30 minutes) – see link here for updated rate information

Alternate Parking:

Metered street parking

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