CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.
Through the Lens of UDL
Join us for the 9th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Through the Lens of UDL, online and in-person in Denver, CO, July 31 – August 1, 2023. Let's co-create a vision for UDL as a lens for our collective work of designing learning without limits.
Upcoming Learning Events
Application: Utilize Universal Design for LearningDesigned for educators who have a handle on the UDL core concepts and are ready for the next step in their learning. Prerequisite: Introduction: Explore Universal Design for Learning.
Monday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Implementation: Scale Universal Design for LearningDesigned for passionate educational leaders who are familiar with the UDL framework and are looking to implement it in their school or district. Prerequisite: Introduction: Explore Universal Design for Learning.
Thursday, April 20 – Thursday, May 11, 2023
Introduction: Explore Universal Design for LearningIn this introductory online course for preK–12 educators, participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.
Monday, June 5 – Monday, September 4, 2023
Stories From Our Work
CAST Partners with New Hampshire Prisons to Apply UDL to “Choose Love” Curriculum
What happens when we redesign a curriculum to meet the needs of incarcerated adult learners?
CAST Teams Up with Rural California Schools to Build Bridges for Learning & Healing
We're supporting districts in northern California to recover after learning loss as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic compounded with the devastating wildfires in that region.
World Vision, Illustrative Math Use CAST Curriculum Review to Make Learning More Accessible
We partner with organizations designing learning experiences and materials to review and provide support in making their products more accessible and universally designed.
News from CAST
CAST Pays Tribute to Judith Heumann, 1947–2023Often called the “Mother” of the disability-rights movement, Judy inspired so many around the globe to work for greater accessibility and opportunities for all. Among those she inspired: the founders, board, and staff of CAST.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Launching the Young Adult Advisory Board to Inform the Updating of the UDL GuidelinesThe Young Adult Advisory Board will support and inform the process of reenvisioning the UDL Guidelines through an equity lens. The Board aims to center and amplify the perspectives of young people as we engage in this work.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
National AEM Center Announces Upgrades to the AEM Pilot, a Web-based Self-Assessment Tool for the Quality IndicatorsThis free tool guides self-assessment and progress monitoring activities that are grounded in the experiences of states and districts utilizing the Quality Indicators for Providing AEM and Accessible Technologies.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Join Our Team
We're currenty seeking a National Faculty Member (Contract Position).