CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.
Universal Design for Learning
Rooted in the learning sciences—including neuropsychology, human development, and education research—Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles that informs and guides our work in educational research and development. In the 20 years since CAST coined the term Universal Design for Learning and articulated the principles, UDL has become internationally recognized as an effective tool for designing and implementing inclusive learning environments.
Research & Development
CAST conducts research and development of innovative solutions to make education more inclusive and effective.
We provide professional learning services and publications to educators to deepen their knowledge and practice of UDL in instructional design and teaching.
CAST provides guidance and technical assistance on the development and distribution of inclusive, effective learning materials.
Projects and Case Stories
Take a look at some examples through case stories and currrent projects to glimpse how CAST's research and development, professional learning and capacity building is approaching the challenges of learning in the world today.