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    Arrow pointing to font choice section of Clusive tools.

    CISL at CAST, 2023

    Though research has shown that most fonts designed specifically for dyslexia do not lead to increased reading speed and accuracy, readers may want to choose a font they prefer that is most comfortable for them.

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    A screenshot of an article within the CISL reader environment is in the background of this image. An arrow extends from the underlined word “nutrients” in the article to a pop-up box in the foreground of the image. The box has the title “Nutrients,” a definition of the word nutrients, and a captioned image of a group of various food ingredients, including carrots, strawberries, and walnuts.

    CISL at CAST, 2023

    Glossary and dictionary features provide ways for readers to gain an understanding of unfamiliar words immediately. Readers can access definitions of words directly within the text, eliminating the need for separate support texts.

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    Screenshot of text being highlighted on a screen with a tooltip popup overlaid.

    CISL at CAST, 2023

    Research spanning multiple decades supports highlighting text as an effective way to improve memory and reading comprehension. New research suggests that students often have highlighting preferences that further aid their comprehension.

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    Screenshot of a read aloud toolbar in a digital reading tool. It includes a play button, a stop button, and a rate of speech control.

    CISL at CAST, 2023

    The ability to have text read aloud is an important access point for many learners and a helpful support to others. The feature gives those with challenges seeing or decoding text access to rigorous academic content.

  • Photo of David Rose

    CAST's Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer, Emeritus

    David Rose is a neuropsychologist and educator who is best known for his central role in developing the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and in articulating the principles and practices of UDL that have been adopted widely throughout the world.

  • Background of a crack in concrete along with images of David Rose, the UDL Guidelines icon, and other vintage school-related items

    Monday, November 15, 2021

    Are there cracks in the foundation of the UDL Guidelines? CAST Co-Founder David Rose says there are in a highly personal, confessional, and reflective new essay.

  • Learning Designed logo with learning icons connected with dotted lines

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    CAST supports New Hampshire educators through Learning Designed.

  • Screenshot of the 2020-2021 NH UDL Innovation Network application

    Monday, July 6, 2020

    Are you an educator working in a New Hampshire school? Applications for the New Hampshire UDL Innovation Network 2020-2021 school year are due August 1, 2020!

  • Get involved. #UDLrising | UDL Guidelines icon

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Collaborate with us to update the UDL Guidelines, a research-based tool for designing and implementing inclusive learning environments.

  • Photo of Dr. Tom Hehir

    Friday, June 24, 2022

    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.

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