AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Video: My UDL Journey - David Rose

David Rose has been on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) for over 30 years. Rose is a developmental neuropsychologist and educator whose primary focus is on the development of new technologies for learning. In 1984, Rose co-founded CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education for all learners through innovative uses of modern multimedia technology and contemporary research in the cognitive neurosciences.

In this video taken at the AHEAD Conference in 2015, Dr. David Rose explains the concept of Universal Design for Learning and the Neuroscience underpinning it. He explores how disability is contextual by looking at the differences between the brain of himself and his wife Ruth who has the ability to sing and hear in perfect pitch. He shows with great humour how context defines whether this attribute is a skill or a barrier. Please note this video is 1 hour 12 mins long.

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