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    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 was an opportunity to come together as a community to explore Becoming Expert Learners. August 7–9, 2019 in Cambridge, MA.

  • 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
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    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!

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    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • presentation
    UDL-IRN 2019 International Summit | Learning designed for everyone

    Wednesday, March 27 – Friday, March 29, 2019

    Heading to the 2019 UDL-IRN Summit? Check out the fantastic sessions with CAST staff! March 28-29, 2019 Orlando, FL

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