Environment

Universal Design for Learning framework also considers the physical, social, and intellectual classroom environment. Creating a warm, welcoming learning environment removes many barriers to learning. Communicating respect, articulating clear goals and expectations, and accounting for physical barriers ahead of time will enhance the campus environment for all members of the community. It is important to ensure that facilities, activities, materials, and equipment are physically accessible to, and usable by, all students for both in class and for required off campus activities (site visits, service projects etc.), safety considerations should address all potential student characteristics.