Skip to main content
Until learning has no limits®

About CAST

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.

Learn about our mission and values

The 9th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Through the Lens of UDL. Colorful aperture lens along with the Denver skyline

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.

Register for the CAST UDL Symposium

Upcoming Learning Events

Search all learning events

A group of adults huddled together having a discussion in a classroom
PreK–12: Live Virtual Class

Application: Utilize Universal Design for Learning

Designed 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

Adult learners working together
PreK–12: Live Virtual Class

Implementation: Scale Universal Design for Learning

Designed 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

Students and teachers working at computers
PreK–12: Instructor-Led Course

Introduction: Explore Universal Design for Learning

In 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

Learn more about our impact

Two groups of adult learners posing by making heart shapes with their hands

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?

Far North Literacy Development Consortium logo

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.

Split image of students in a classroom and a student working in a virtual classroom on a device

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

Search all news

Visit our Newsroom

Photo of Judith Heumann smiling

CAST Pays Tribute to Judith Heumann, 1947–2023

Often 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

Icon representing the UDL Guidelines graphic organizer

Launching the Young Adult Advisory Board to Inform the Updating of the UDL Guidelines

The 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

Logo: AEM Pilot

National AEM Center Announces Upgrades to the AEM Pilot, a Web-based Self-Assessment Tool for the Quality Indicators

This 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

Work at CAST. Images of CAST staff and participants doing the good work of CAST.

Join Our Team

We're currenty seeking a National Faculty Member (Contract Position).

Learn about our career opportunities

Top of Page