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Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is used to align curriculum and assessment in an accessible way for all learners. Effective roll out of this framework would ensure that everything (including technology) is in place to accommodate everyone, thus negating the need for differentiation.

In this workshop, Shirley will explore the principles of UDL and discuss how you can successfully implement the framework to improve and optimise teaching and learning for all your learners. This Professional Learning opportunity could revolutionise the way you operate in the classroom and it will help you to understand how you can more easily anticipate and be prepared for meeting the diverse learning needs of your learners.

The use of assistive technology is invaluable in meeting the three key principles of UDL and implemented correctly can provide an inclusive learning environment which is what we feel gives learners with ASN the best possible opportunity to achieve their full potential. Come to this exciting new workshop and be inspired!



11th November 2021
University of Edinburgh

Online learning
per person
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

What you will learn

  • To understand how assistive technology can support learners with additional support needs.
  • To explore the Universal Design for Learning framework and its principles.
  • To understand the three primary neurological networks that impact learning.
  • To compare different ways (and the advantages) of delivering information to pupils using multimedia on a range of devices.
  • To understand the importance of learners with ASN being part of an inclusive learning environment which extends beyond the school.
  • Know where to find information, resources and further Professional Learning opportunities.

Who is the seminar and workshop aimed at?

  • Upper Primary, Secondary Teachers, PSAs, ITE and PG students, NQTs
  • Parents and other family members
  • Pupils and friends

Meet your presenter(s)

Shirley Lawson
Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

I bring my teaching experience into my role at CALL as Development Officer for Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs. I lead the CALL Scotland Professional Learning and am focussing on providing a programme of relevant, quality assistive technology training to those working with children and young people with additional support needs and / or disabilities.

About the event

  • Duration: 90 minutes, starting at 4:00pm
  • Capacity: Maximum of 20 per workshop.
  • Equipment requirements: Either a Windows PC (or laptop), Mac or tablet device with an internet connection and speakers. Microphone is optional.
  • Weblink for online workshop: This will be emailed to you a week before the event.
  • Preparing for the Webinar: To try and ensure the webinar goes as smoothly as possible for you on the day, we've created a very simple 4 point preparation list that you may wish to follow.


If you have technical problems and are not able to access the Online Learning on the day you will receive an archived recording of the session. No refunds will be given.


Course can be paid for by invoice or debit/credit card.

Card payment: You will recieve an email after your booking from which will contain a payment link.

Invoice: All Authorities are no 'NO PO, NO PAY' so please make arrangements to provide CALL Scotland with a Purchase Order Number from your local authority or school finance system. We will raise an invoice which will be sent directly to your Finance Office.

NB: We will be on the PECOS system as: The University of Edinburgh and NOT CALL Scotland (this is because we use the University's finance systems).