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  • Photo of Cynthia Curry

    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.

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    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. 

  • institute
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    Tuesday, September 19 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    In this unique partnership, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) and CAST have come together to present the theory behind Universal Design for Learning and to highlight what UDL looks like in classrooms where educators have proactively and purposefully integrated UDL.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    In this webinar, we will talk with Garron Hillaire, CAST's Education Software Architect, about innovative research and work on emotional measurement.

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    David Rose, et al., 2014

    In this chapter, the authors provide an introduction to universal design for learning (UDL). They review the origins of UDL in research and practice, explain the neuroscience that underpins its three principles, and present the UDL ...

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    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.

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to request by the writers of the assessments aligned to Common Core standards for comments on drafts of the assessments. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make ...

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to a request by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for comments on its draft PARCC Accommodations Manual for the organization’s large-scale assessment. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make them more accessible and effective for learners, especially those with disabilities.

  • Photo of Joy Zabala

    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 ...

  • Photo of Skip Stahl

    Senior Policy Analyst; Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

    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 ...