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  • Aerial photograph of the U.S. capitol building

    In 2006, CAST joined with several organizations to form the National UDL Task Force, an interdisciplinary coalition that advocates support for UDL in federal, state, and local policy. The Task Force has successfully advocated for the inclusion of UDL in the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and in various policy directives from the US Department of Education.

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    2012–2016

    CAST, the University of Kansas’s Center for Research on Learning, and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education have partnered on a five-year initiative to research how online learning can be made more accessible, engaging, and effective for K-12 learners with disabilities.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Jose Blackorby, CAST’s Senior Director of Research and Development, will be recognized today with the Gordon R. Alley Partnership Award by the Kansas University Center for Research on Learning at its annual Learning Conference.

  • Book cover: Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

    When CAST first began publishing for teachers about UDL, we still saw printed books as the primary medium, supplemented by digital enhancements and supports. Now the printed text supplements what's online. Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice is an online multimedia "book" that includes contributions from dozens of educators in the field.

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    Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, et al. (Eds.), 2012

    This fascinating and inventive book surveys the UDL research field in comprehensive detail while pointing—in imaginative and necessary ways—to crucial research undertakings yet to come. In recent years there has been heightened ...

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    Senior Director of Research & Development

    As Senior Director of Research & Development, Jose Blackorby leads CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts.

  • Since its founding in 1984, CAST has connected with creative and mission-minded organizations and people to work at busting barriers to learning. Among these partners are foundations, government agencies, corporations in the publishing and technology sectors ...

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    Accounting Associate

    Katie is the Accounting Associate for CAST’s finance team, focused primarily on accounts payable. Prior to working with the Finance team, Katie supported CAST's research & development team as a Research Assistant, handling data management.

  • Screenshot of the UDL OnCampus web site home page

    UDL on Campus is a free online resource that offers educators tutorials and practical resources in UDL theory and practice across five categories.

  • Photo of a boy seen through a large bubble

    Today parents have an innovative digital resource where they can come to understand their children's learning and attention issues.