CAST through the years: One mission, many innovations. A look at CAST's history and accomplishments from 1984 through today.
Senior Research Scientist
Senior Director of Research and Development
As Senior Director of Research and Development, Jose Blackorby, PhD, leads CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts.
Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center)
Cynthia Curry is Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center). She is responsible for ensuring that the Center meets its goal to increase the use of accessible educational materials and accessible technologies by learners with disabilities across preK-12, higher education, and workforce development.
CAST's Co-Founder and Chief of Education Design, Emeritus
Drawing on a long-term focus on the psychological aspects of learning and learning disabilities, Anne Meyer played a leading role in CAST’s design of multimedia technology for diverse learners. Dr. Meyer has also led efforts to refine and disseminate ...
Senior Director of Communications; Editor & Publisher, CAST Professional Publishing
David Gordon is has led CAST’s communications and publishing efforts since 2004, including the development of numerous books, articles, videos, websites, and other media about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) In 2014, he became the founding Publisher and Editor ...
Senior Network Engineer
Mr. Dunne brings an extensive background in telecommunications hardware, software, system design, integration, and implementation to CAST.
Innovation Network Manager
Ari Fleisher manages visioning and operations for the NH UDL Innovation Network. She supports educators in exploring how UDL can help to further meaningful learning in their classrooms. Ari facilitates small and large teams as they identify barriers and design strategic, intentional ways to make learning more effective and inclusive.
Patti Kelly Ralabate, et al., 2014
Speech language pathologists (SLPs) working in inclusive classrooms bring a different orientation toward developing student goals and delivering language instruction than do general education classroom teachers. It is critical for SLPs ...
Rose & Meyer, 2002
In this seminal book on Universal Design for Learning, Rose and Meyer lay out the three principles, show their origins in the learning sciences and brain-based research, and describe practical applications of the framework to classroom instruction.