Kathryn Rulien-Bareis shared an excellent presentation with us via DVD as she was not able to join us in person. If you are not familiar with Universal Design and its application in the art classroom, I encourage you to take a look at this video. The art classroom is one of the few places where every child with any ability will find his or her place, and the means to success. By rethinking how students use different media in the art classroom, we can engage students with physical or cognitive challenges without making adaptations to the lessons presented. While we as art educators seek to develop technical and artistic skill in our students with a variety of media, providing lessons that allow all students to participate with the same media serves to create an artistic community of learners. That is the essence of inclusion and of universal design. Kathryn also shared handouts, lesson and project ideas as well as the link to her website with more information about universal design: http://www.bableto.com