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Stories From Our Work

The best parts of our work generate questions, conversations, and stories to share with each other. It also gives insight into how we work, the challenges we face, and how we address those challenges.

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Antiracism and UDL Converge for Student Success

Andratesha Fritzgerald shows how to prepare learning environments so all students — especially Black and Brown students — can succeed.

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UDL Innovation Through a Collaborative Learning App Design Challenge

How might we remove barriers to makerspace experiences and support positive outcomes for learners?

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How To Provide Effective Professional Development Remotely

Co-authors Kasia M. Derbiszewska and T. Nicole Tucker-Smith offer tips for remote professional development.

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Making Algebra Learning Fun & Effective

Our challenge was to take traditional algebra instruction concepts and make them more engaging and effective.

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UDL On Campus: A Postsecondary Resource

What does UDL implementation look like in a postsecondary setting? What do postsecondary institutions and educators need to implement UDL?

Caroline Horvitz receiving the 29 Who Shine Award from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick with her sign language interpreter standing by

A Shining Pioneer

Meet Caroline Horvitz and her father, former CAST board member, Jeffery Horvitz, and find out how CAST helped bust barriers to learning for this amazing young woman.

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Understood: Making an Online Resource for Families

Caregivers of the 1 in 5 children who struggle with learning and attention issues need practical tools, expert advice, and community to share stories and learn from others.

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My Own Pioneer

According to former board president, Joanne Patton, CAST had the dreams and the professionalism to help her son George grow his confidence as a learner and communicator.

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UDL Theory & Practice: Moving from Printed Books to a Digital River

We composed the content with a digital-first mindset and offer the printed book as a supplement to the digital version.

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More than 45 Organizations Work Together to Promote UDL in Policy

The National UDL Task Force successfully advocated for the inclusion of UDL in the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and other policy directives.

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