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UDL Symposium: 2D. The UDL journey of TAFE NSW

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Pre-recorded presentation with Q&A at the end of the session

This presentation explored the TAFE NSW Product & Quality Group’s journey of inclusive education with a focus on accessibility standards and moving towards embedding the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a baseline for product development.

A variety of resources were showcased that had been developed to help build capability and enable staff to meet accessibility guidelines. This has been the foundation to exploring principles of UDL within learning and assessment resources.

As a commitment to equity, inclusion and belonging, a key initiative of the TAFE NSW Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025 is to introduce UDL in course design and training delivery. This initiated the inclusive design project to develop UDL standards informed by extensive research and comprehensive stakeholder consultation across TAFE NSW. These standards set clear requirements and expectations to aid in creating and maintaining inclusive learning and assessment resources and delivery practices.

Insights were shared on how it is intended to implement these standards across the Product & Quality Group at TAFE NSW.


John Fardoulis is the Lead of Universal Design at TAFE NSW where he leads a small team of accessibility and UDL professionals to enhance the quality of the organisation's teaching, learning and assessment products.

Naomi McGrath, Project Manager, Inclusive Design at TAFE NSW. She has worked in both Higher Education and the Vocational Education and Training sector.  Naomi manages a team responsible for supporting inclusive practices within the product development lifecycle within the Product and Quality Group at TAFE NSW.

(September 2023)