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.
Instructional Designer & Research Associate
As an instructional designer and research associate, Kevin works to design accessible educational technologies and curricula by understanding user needs and applying the latest research from the learning sciences. As a former high school teacher and an individual with a reading disability, Kevin is passionate about leveraging research to help students with learning disabilities realize their potential.
Director, The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education
Dr. Paul Yellin is the founding director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City, established in 2007. For the previous five years he served as National Director of the Student Success Program at the All Kinds of Minds Institute ...
Director of Digital Communications & Outreach
As Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, Mindy Johnson develops and oversees a consistent digital communications strategy for all CAST online and social media outreach to promote and extend CAST’s strategic plan.
1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, June 9, 2017
Join CAST on Friday, June 9th for a free online UDL workshop with Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez to discuss the challenges of implementing UDL and the strategies needed to create a more inclusive, equitable, and effective learning environment.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This past December, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. And for the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning.
Senior Innovation Scientist
As Senior Innovation Scientist, Bob applies his expertise in neuroscience, learning science, assessment, instructional design, UX design, and programming to the challenge of providing students with flexible and effective learning opportunities and teachers with the resources and supports to make this happen.
CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern reading and the use of calculators.
Senior Policy Analyst
A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...
Director of Technical Assistance
Joy Smiley Zabala is a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala has earned international recognition ...