Universal Design for Learning and the Design Process

The Design Process and UDL go hand-in-hand to help teachers create student-centered lessons. Empathy is central to both approaches and teachers are prompted to consider students’ rights, wants, and needs. 

Comparing the below prompts may highlight how the Design Process and UDL complement each other.

One resource that members of our team found helpful was the Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. and Barbara Bray. This article explores the connections between UDL and Design Thinkings and provides a useful teacher planning tool. 

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