Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL)
CAST, along with partners from SRI International and the Inclusive Design Research Centre, are exploring and creating tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
The robust expertise and technology assets each partner brings to CISL will allow the team to:
- Determine a core set of features and supports to address inherent access and learning barriers present in most digital and open learning materials
- Develop an open-source software suite that provides a personalized learning experience for students who use digital content
- Create industry guidelines and a stakeholder’s group to encourage widespread use of the software
Whatever your interest, there's a way for you to get involved with the CISL project. Together we will transform the digital learning landscape so that everyone has a chance to engage in and succeed in digital learning.
Stay informed: Want to get project updates and find opportunities to participate? Sign up for the CAST Newsletter to get project updates.
Co-design with us: Are you part of a middle-school team in New England and want your students, especially those with disabilities, to impact learning software? Fill out our CISL Inquiry form and select co-design as your interest. We’ll be in touch to let you know how we can get started together.
Be an early adopter: Interested in being an early beta-tester in the spring of 2020? Fill out our CISL Inquiry form and select beta-testing as your interest. We’ll get back to you with how you can participate.
2018 - 2022
Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
Co-design inclusive learning software with us!
If you're a middle-school educator and work directly with students, especially those with disabilities, we invite you to be our co-design partner. Help us design software so that all students can benefit from digital materials. Just fill out this brief form to get started.