It is important that all groups have voice and choice regarding the happenings in the district and in the school but without a universally designed approach, the results may not represent all of the stakeholders. In order to get accurate data, the barriers that keep people from participating in surveys need to be considered and removed. Participants need to be assured that their responses are anonymous, that their completion of the questionnaire will make a difference, and their concerns will be heard. By using a universally designed approach, it is more likely that the data collected will be representative of the community. I’ve compiled a list of tips below, using the UDL Guidelines, to increase options for engagement, representation, and action & expression below.
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