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Universal design of digital learning resources

In Norway, we want a society where everyone can participate. Therefore, universal design of ICT is a legal requirement for both public and private sector (difi)

Norwegian version: Universell utforming av digitale læringsressurser

About universal design of digital learning resources

The universal design of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in education is very important for everyone to be able to carry out studies. The new Equality and Discrimination Act came into force on January 1, 2018, and from January 1., 2019, all new online solutions aimed at students must be universally designed, while existing online solutions aimed at students must be universally designed from 2021. The new law affects digital learning materials such as websites, e-learning platforms, documents, digital exams and apps.

What does universal design mean for you as a teacher?

You as a teacher must universally design digital learning resources, and below you can learn more about how to do this:


Contact the Section for teaching, learning and digital services (SLD) through NTNU Help.

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  • Blackboard Ally

    Blackboard Ally is a tool that automatically checks if teaching and learning resources are universally designed, in accordance with WCAG2.0 standards. It provides guidance to educators and...

  • Blackboard Ally - for students

    Innholdsfortegnelse [-] Alternative formats available i Ally How to download alternative formats?  Do you want to know more?   Contact Norsk versjon: Blackboard Ally - for studenter Blackboard Ally...

  • Universal design of documents

    Here you can read about formating documents in a good way. Norsk versjon - Universell utforming av dokumenter Innholdsfortegnelse [-] Headings Pictures Tables and lists Check Accessibility in Word...

  • Universal design of presentations and slides

    Innholdsfortegnelse [-] Universal design requirements Accessibility in PowerPoint: Microsoft Office 10 and Office 365 Available templates When the presentation is created Accessibility Checker...

  • Universal design of videos

    Norsk versjon: Universell utforming av videoer For educators who produce their own videos for use in asynchronous teaching, there are 3 mains points to consider when ensuring that videos are...