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Photos of the six Joy Zabala Fellows for 2022–2023

Joy Zabala Fellows in AT & AEM Named for 2022–2023

The Fellows will collaborate to develop, enhance, and disseminate assistive technology and accessible educational materials-focused practices designed to widen educational opportunities for struggling students.

Friday, July 1, 2022

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Tribute to an Early Champion of Universal Design for Learning

With deep heartache, we grieve the loss of our longtime friend, mentor, and collaborator Dr. Tom Hehir. CAST is deeply honored to have been one of the many organizations inspired and impacted by Tom’s work.

Friday, June 24, 2022

National Science Foundation (NSF) logo with CAST waves in the background

CAST Research to Improve Secondary Mathematics Outcomes Expands with New Grant

The study aims to demonstrate improvements in math instruction, engagement, and outcomes through a holistic approach to supporting social-emotional, cognitive, and academic skills in general education classrooms.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Media Coverage

Find out what our CAST of Characters share through podcasts, articles, and more!

  • Article

    CAST's Cynthia Curry on supporting accessibility for all learners

    From McGraw Hill, CAST Director of Technical Assistance, Cynthia Curry, describes what drives her work.

    Read the McGraw Hill article

  • Podcast

    UDL Research in 15 Minutes: Tara Courchaine

    On Loui Lord Nelson's podcast, Tara Courchaine, the Chief Research and Development Officer at CAST, shares two programs that directly support classroom educators: The Accessible Educational Materials Center (the AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES).

    Access the UDL Research in 15 Minutes podcast

  • Article

    Women Of The C-Suite: Lindsay Jones Of CAST On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive

    In this Women of the C-Suite interview with Sara Connell, learn about what drives CAST CEO LIndsay Jones and her advice for other women in leadership.

    Read the Sara Connell interview

  • Article

    Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

    In this article from K–12 Dive, author Kara Arundel speaks to CAST Educational Research Scientist Amanda Bastoni and CTE educators about how UDL implementation is a natural fit with CTE programs.

    Read the K–12 Dive article

  • Podcast

    Re-imagine The User

    In this podcast interview from Kevin Hogan at The Hogan Report (THR), CAST CEO Lindsay Jones shares her "cocktail party" definition of UDL and talks about how we all need to expand our minds when it comes to desigining student instruction.

    Listen to the THR podcast

  • Video

    10 Minutes with Barb & Ron

    Barb Gentille Green and Ron Rogers celebrated their 50th episode by interviewing CAST CEO Lindsay Jones. Find out what drew Lindsay to CAST, some common barriers she finds in education, and how UDL can address those barriers.

    Watch the video from Barb & Ron

  • Article

    5 Ways CTE Incorporates Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    In this article from Tech & Learning, author Erik Ofgang discusses with CAST Educational Research Scientist Amanda Bastoni and CAST Technical Assistance Specialist Luis Pérez how UDL is often inherently employed by CTE instructors in their classrooms, offering lessons for all educators.

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