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  • People holding sparklers in celebration

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.

  • Photo of Richard Jackson

    Senior Research Scientist

    Richard Jackson assists in the development of CAST's universally designed technology to meet the needs of individuals with visual disabilities.

  • CAST offers a number of robust (and free) learning tools. These tools, designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects, help educators, parents, and students experience the power of flexible learning environments.

  • Photo of Linda Butler

    Research & Development Operations Manager

    Linda Butler participates in and coordinates Agile development and design research of technology-based, universally designed learning environments. She also participates in content development, XML authoring, and media development at CAST...

  • Photo of Carole Lacy

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lacy oversees the accounting and human resources functions within CAST, supervises accounting staff and provides oversight to the financial audit in accordance with GAAP. She works in collaboration ...

  • Screen shot of Writer's Key online tool for teaching composition writing

    2011–2014

    Researchers from CAST and Arizona State University developed and tested Writer’s Key, a web-based tool that guides and supports middle-school students in writing argumentative (persuasive) and informational (expository) compositions. The research team based the design of Writer's Key on the framework of Universal Design for Learning. In addition to scaffolding users in the writing process, Writer's Key also provides supports for users such as multiple models, skill development activities, interactive work spaces, guided questions, and a breakdown of writing by process components in a flexible work space. Additionally, built-in peer to peer and teacher to student feedback support the writing process.

  • Photo of Sherri Wilcauskas

    Director of Grants Development & Senior Advancement Officer

    As CAST’s Director of Grants Development and Senior Advancement Officer, Sherri draws on more than a dozen years' non-profit management and fund-raising experience to support CAST's mission of fostering effective and engaging learning experiences for all.

  • Photo of a woman typing on a keyboard

    2013–2015

    CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.

  • Photo of a blank label

    2013–2015

    In this empirical study, CAST explores the prevalence and impact of stigmatization and stereotype threat on mathematics performance among public high school students (grades 9-12) with specific learning disabilities.

  • Photo of CAST timeline mural

    CAST through the years: One mission, many innovations. A look at CAST's history and accomplishments from 1984 through today.