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  • presentation
    ISTE 2019 logo over the Philadelphia skyline

    Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Heading to ISTE 2019? Check out these fantastic presentations from CAST staff! June 23-26, 2019 Philadelphia, PA

  • webinar
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    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
    Shuttertock graphic by ivector of three individuals whose shadows represent heroes

    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
    UDL for Language Learners book cover

    6:30PM – 7:30PM ET on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Join us in this conversation with authors Cary Torres and Kavita Rao where they will share a behind the scenes look at their book, UDL for Language Learners, and you can gain practical tips to design instruction for all learners.

  • webinar
    Shuttertock graphic by Julia Tim of students sitting on a large hashtag

    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
    Graphic of university students and various educational supplies.

    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 institutions 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, how to read EPUB  with a number of free tools and how to get started creating your own EPUB publications. 

  • 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.