Transforming Education through Universal Design for Learning

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New Research from CAST

In Learning Disabilities Quarterly, Senior Research Scientist Tracey Hall and colleagues describe the Strategic Reader project and how progress monitoring aids instructional decisionmaking.

Also, hear LDQ special issue editor Peggy King-Sears of George Mason University discuss UDL.

CAST Professional Learning has a brand new website!

To learn more about our UDL professional learning offerings and free resources, visit:

Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice

CAST Co-Founders Anne Meyer and David Rose present an up-to-date review of ideas and best practices from the growing UDL field. Check out the online edition (free with login) and print edition.

CAST Writes about Online Education

Read Skip Stahl, Rachel Currie-Rubin, and their colleagues from the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities in a special issue of Teaching Exceptional Children.

Improving Adolescent Literacy

CAST and its partners are designing and testing a dynamic, universally designed reading environment for struggling middle-school readers. Read more.

Who we are

About CAST

CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
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About UDL
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UDL is a framework for making curriculum more inclusive.
About Universal Design for Learning

What we do

Research and Development

CAST works to apply Universal Design for Learning to education's greatest challenges.
Read about our projects

Systemic Change
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What we offer

Learning Tools

Thanks to the generosity of our funders, CAST offers free multimedia learning tools. View all tools

Professional Development

CAST Professional Learning helps educators and organizations implement UDL to support all learners. Visit our new website


Check out Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice (free login required). Or purchase a full color print copy today.

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