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  • symposium
    The 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Becoming Expert Learners

    Wednesday, August 7 – Friday, August 9, 2019

    The CAST Annual UDL Symposium is one of the premiere education events focused on leading the field of Universal Design for Learning forward. This year’s UDL Symposium is an opportunity to come together as a community to explore Becoming Expert Learners. August 7–9, 2019 in Cambridge, MA.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is meant to provide a standard format for vendors to report the extent to which a digital material or technology product meets accessibility standards. Despite recent updates meant to streamline the VPAT and make it easier to use, the VPAT remains a highly technical document. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and limitations of the VPAT and then walk you through an exemplar VPAT as we provide tips for what to look for in each section when interpreting a VPAT from a vendor.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Is accessibility for learners with disabilities among the criteria you, your school, district, state, or university use when procuring educational materials and technologies? Join us for this webinar and learn five guidelines that should be a part of any procurement process. You will leave with your first action step toward making learning more accessible in your education setting. You'll be an accessibility hero!

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Join Mindy Johnson, Director of Digital Communications and Outreach for CAST, to learn easy tips for making your social media posts more accessible and more usable by everyone.

  • institute
    Photo of participants at an institute

    Thursday, May 9 – Friday, May 10, 2019

    Are you charged with spreading the UDL message throughout your organization, school, or institution? Come to CAST to learn best practices for sharing the UDL framework and implementing Universal Design for Learning in your environment. May 9-10, 2019 at the CAST offices in Wakefield, MA.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Thursday, May 9, 2019

    The Quality Indicators for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) can be used by faculty, IT, instructional designers, administrators, and others at higher ed insitutions to self-assess and map improvements of course material accessibility. Join a discussion with a panel of higher ed professionals who have experience with many of the Critical Components of the Quality Indicators. To get the most out of the webinar, we recommend previewing the Quality Indicators (http://aem.cast.org/policies/quality-indicators-provision-aem.html) and the Higher Education Critical Components (http://aem.cast.org/policies/higher-education-critical-components.html).

  • presentation
    National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA

    Sunday, April 28 – Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Heading to the 2019 National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA April 28–May 2? Come say hi to some of our CAST staff who will be presenting and participating in this important event.

  • webinar
    Graphic of laptop showing an open book on screen, with laptop surrounded by open books. Credit: Shuttertock, Belozersky

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Would you like to make reading more accessible for all of your learners? Consider publishing your own EPUB books or documents. This flexible format supports the customization needed to meet the needs of today's diverse readers. With EPUB, learners can adjust the text size and depending on the reader application, choose different fonts, change background colors, and more. In this session, you will explore some of the advantages of publishing to the EPUB format. You will then learn about the different types of EPUB documents you can create, when to use them, and how to get started creating your own EPUB books and documents using a number of free and low-cost tools.

  • institute
    Photo of a teacher with young students

    Monday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Learn about Universal Design for Learning at CAST! Our incredible facilitators will not only help you understand the framework, but bring back practical solutions to your learning environment. April 8-9, 2019 at the CAST offices in Wakefield, MA.

  • presentation
    AERA logo over the Toronto skyline

    Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Heading to the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting? Check out the fantastic sessions with CAST staff! April 7-9, 2019 Toronto, Canada