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CISL: Working to Ensure High Quality Digital Learning for All

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Project Name
Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL)

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Project Description

CAST, along with partners from SRI International and the Inclusive Design Research Centre, are exploring and creating tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.

The robust expertise and technology assets each partner brings to CISL will allow the team to:

  • Determine a core set of features and supports to address inherent access and learning barriers present in most digital and open learning materials
  • Develop an open-source software suite that provides a personalized learning experience for students who use digital content
  • Create industry guidelines and a stakeholder’s group to encourage widespread use of the software

Are you an educator, parent, guardian, or student interested in impacting the software development process?  Let us know! We are looking for students, teachers, and parents/guardians to co-design with us. Your feedback, ideas, and opinions will make a real difference for learners in the 21st century. Together we will transform the digital learning landscape so that everyone has a chance to engage in and succeed in digital learning.

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2018 – 2022


Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education


SRI International
Inclusive Design Research Centre

Project Leadership

Boris Goldowsky, Ph.D., CAST (PI)
Sherri Wilcauskas, Project Director, CAST
Jutta Treviranus, Ph.D., IDRC (Co-PI)
Jennifer Yu, Sc.D., SRI (Co-PI)


For more information about this project, please contact Mia Gross.

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