What’s the Relationship between UDL and Differentiated Instruction?

from Dave L. Edyburn
In recent years, general education has been introduced to the concept of differentiated instruction. Essentially, this philosophy reconizes that learner differences must be addressed when designing instruction and that one-size curriculum, instruction, and assessment meets very few students’ needs.
Universal design is best known in the field of special education. The basic principles are discussed here .
Differentiated instruction and universal design principles are highly compatible. Both seek to enhance student achievement by proactively designing learning environments and instructional materials in ways that allow all students to be successful. Learn more about the relationship between universal design for learning and differentiated instruction:
Differentiated Instruction and the Implications for UDL