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  • webinar
    AEM to Improve Job Training and Workforce Development Programs

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Job training centers and related agencies have unique responsibilities for making education and training programs accessible for youth and adult job seekers with disabilities. Join this webinar to learn how increasing the availability and use of accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies makes career opportunities possible for many and improves job preparation for all.

  • presentation

    12:45PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities. One format for presenting content in a flexible way that addresses the needs and preferences of our diverse learners is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of EPUB publications so that they work for all learners.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    CAST released a statement after the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), which aims to improve opportunities for students from all backgrounds.

  • presentation

    11:00AM – 12:00PM PDT on Saturday, March 21, 2015

    CUE Conference 2015: Diverse Learners Symposium Spotlight Presentation. Explore ways in which the principles UDL are used to flexible, engaging learning environments that support improved participation and outcomes for ALL learners and how individualized special education services such as technology and accessible materials ensure that EVERY student can actively participate and achieve in UDL environments.

  • article
    Illustration of a head with a maze as the brain

    D. Rose & G. Vue, 2010

    The future is imagined by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. It begins by reviewing policy changes from 2004, including the National Instruction Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), which led …

  • webinar
    Quality Indicators 1 and 2 icons.

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Ensuring that all learners receive accessible educational materials (AEM) in a timely manner requires a coordinated provision system. In this first webinar of a 5-part series, join AEM leaders from Iowa, Ohio, and Texas in a discussion about how these states implement NIMAS requirements for print materials and meet digital accessibility requirements for edtech. To get the most out of the webinar, please review AEM Quality Indicators 1 and 2 ahead of time. And because the process of providing AEM requires collaboration, gather your colleagues to watch the webinar together!

  • Photo of Kirk Behnke

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    CAST today announced the appointment of Kirk Behnke as Senior Director of Professional Learning.

  • webinar
    A Tour of UDL and AEM Resources for Improving Postsecondary Learner Outcomes

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    As the population of students in postsecondary education programs increasingly diversifies, higher ed institutions are responding with initiatives to transform policies, program design, and teaching practices. Join us to learn why Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessible educational materials (AEM) are key components of successful change initiatives, and resources to make it happen.

  • Photo of Joy Zabala holding her OCALI award

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    On Thursday, November 17 at OCALICON 2016 held in Columbus, OH, Joy Zabala, CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, was one of the recipients of the 2016 OCALI Awards.

  • article
    Photo of a girl looking to the side

    J. Zabala, 2016

    Universal Design for Learning is the firm foundation for the education all students. Some students with more intensive support needs also require individualized services.