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  • symposium
    Save the date!

    Wednesday, August 5 – Friday, August 7, 2020

    Join us August 5–7, 2020 in Cambridge, MA for the 6th Annual CAST UDL Symposium, UDL Rising: Designing for Equity. This year's event will highlight promising work that is taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to co-create a vision for how to more explicitly develop UDL as a framework for designing equitable learning opportunities for all.


  • online course
    Students and teachers working at computers

    Monday, February 3 – Monday, April 27, 2020

    CAST's flagship online course for anyone interested in a facilitated online experience to master the basics of Universal Design for Learning. The Spring session runs from February 3 – April 27, 2020.

  • institute
    Adult learners working together

    Thursday, April 23 – Friday, April 24, 2020

    Bring your UDL implementation to the next level at the CAST offices in Wakefield, MA, April 23–24, 2020.

  • institute
    Photo of a teacher with young students

    Thursday, April 16 – Friday, April 17, 2020

    Come to the CAST offices for two days of an immersive and interactive introduction to Universal Design for Learning, April 16–17, 2020 in Wakefield, MA.

  • summit
    Seventh Annual UDL-IRN International Summit: April 7–9, 2020, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA | #UDLIRN

    Tuesday, April 7 – Thursday, April 9, 2020

    This year's UDL-IRN International Summit will be held in Silicon Valley, CA from April 7 – 9, 2020. Join us to experience UDL as an adult learner while networking with colleagues from around the globe.

  • presentation
    CEC 2020 logo

    Wednesday, February 5 – Saturday, February 8, 2020

    Visit our CAST of Characters at the 2020 CEC Convention & Expo in Portland, Oregon, February 5–February 8, 2020. Learn more about our sessions and follow along on social media using the #CEC2020 hashtag.

  • presentation
    ATIA 2020 logo

    Wednesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 1, 2020

    Visit our CAST of Characters at ATIA 2020 in Orlando, FL, January 29–February 1, 2020. Learn more about our sessions and follow along on social media using the #ATIA20 hashtag.

  • presentation

    4:30PM – 5:30PM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Experience the latest technologies for making math accessible to diverse learners. Math is its own language, and the ability to perceive and process the information in math content can be a barrier that prevents some learners from pursuing careers in math and related STEM fields. In this session, you will explore tools that provide multiple representations of math text, including text to speech supports and sonification.

  • presentation

    9:20AM – 10:20AM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Learn how to make self-created K-12 and higher ed STEM curriculum materials - including documents, graphics, and videos - accessible to all learners. The four accessible design principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills covered in this session will include best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video; the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; and tools for making coding and basic computer science concepts accessible for all learners.

  • presentation

    8:00AM – 9:00AM ET on Thursday, January 30, 2020

    How do we respond to the changing pressures in the provision of assistive technology? The term leadership is used frequently, but with little discussion of what we mean by effective leadership in the field, and with leaders emerging in different sectors and markets. In challenging times this leadership strand spotlight asks four influential figures in the field to share their perceptions of the current and future needs for AT leadership and to highlight one figure they respect and would recognize as a leader. The panel will also consider how we develop the next generation of AT leaders to meet future demands.