As part of our barrier-busting mission, CAST offers a number of robust (and often free) learning tools. These tools—many designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects—help educators, developers, families, and other individuals experience the power of flexible learning environments.
Clusive®️: An Accessible, Digital Reading Platform
Try our free, adaptive, and accessible web-based reader for students in grades 5–12.
Corgi: Co-organize Your Learning
Corgi takes what’s already great about graphic organizers and makes them even more flexible and accessible.
Invent your future. Explore this free career guidance resource created to attract and inspire students to the emerging field of biofabrication.
TIES Lessons for All: The 5-15-45 Tool
Five minutes is all you need to get started creating more inclusive lessons for all students through collaboration with colleagues.
A feature-rich, responsive, mobile-first, accessible, front-end framework for web developers. Get started fast with reusable components, interactive widgets, and customization options with plenty of examples and documentation.
A tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.
Designed for teams that represent the range of AEM-related services and supports in schools and communities, including administration, instruction, technology, data management, and students and families.
Make universally designed educational materials with levels of learning supports, assessments, and interactive elements.
Create, remix, and share instructional resources based on UDL and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
UDL Book Builder™
Develop your own digital books to support reading instruction and literacy learning.
CAST's Online Tool Museum
Explore a selection of CAST's online tools from the past. These well-loved products influence our current work, but are no longer maintained as stand-alone applications.
Publicized by Google around the world, UDL Editions was a model for presenting classic texts from world literature in a flexible online interface with just-in-time, individualized supports for struggling and expert readers alike.
Teaching algebraic reasoning skills in a non math-specific context helps students overcome barriers to learning.
Learn about the UDL Curriculum Toolkit, an open-source web application designed to support the creation of interactive, multimedia curricula.
CAST Science Writer guided students through the science report-writing process. The UDL-supported tool provided myriad opportunities for practice — a critical element to successful reading or writing strategy instruction.
The CAST Folktales line of work supported literacy development for students, with a special focus on encouraging English Language Learners to leverage their home language to build reading comprehension skills in English.
This article describes the experimental study which evaluated the effectiveness of The Strategic Reader. Strong evidence supported that students using the online tool experienced significant growth in comprehension scores.