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  • People holding sparklers in celebration

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.

  • INCLUDE logo: International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    CAST is pleased to announce its participation in the newly formed International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE), a global network of researchers, students, and practitioners committed to strengthening outcomes for all learners.

  • Photo of Anne Marie Knokey

    Research Associate

    Anne-Marie is an experienced researcher with over 10 years working in education and social science research, specifically in the disability policy and human services field.

  • symposium
    CAST's 2nd Annual UDL Symposium, August 8-10

    Monday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Engagement is essential for learning, so how do we design learning experiences that engage all learners? Join CAST and educators, administrators, curriculum designers, technology leaders, specialists, advocacy groups, and researchers as we explore the latest research and UDL strategies for motivating learners and helping them become more purposeful in high-level learning.

  • Photo of Deborah Waber

    Director, Learning Disabilities Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Deborah Waber is a developmental neuropsychologist who has carried out extensive research on typically developing children and children with learning disorders with a variety of etiologies, both developmental and secondary to medical illnesses. Her research ...

  • logo of CAST and the tagline

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    CAST and UDL-IRN announce that they are merging. The combined organization will advance research, innovation, and implementation in Universal Design for Learning

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs logo

    Monday, March 15, 2021

    The Center for Innovation, Design & Digital Learning (CIDDL) will connect researchers, educators and higher education faculty across the country to improve the use of technology in special education.

  • YouthBuild student drilling a ceiling

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    During the week of May 14-21, 2018, CAST's CEE-STEM project will be featured in the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. This week-long, virtual showcase creates an opportunity for NSF-funded research projects in various stages to discuss their work with fellow researchers as well as the public.

  • Photo of Jenna W Gravel

    Director of Research & Curriculum for Professional Learning

    As Director of Research & Curriculum for Professional Learning,  Jenna W. Gravel works to connect research and practice by supporting educators to apply UDL to the classroom in order to engage all learners in rich, sophisticated learning opportunities. Specifically, Dr. Gravel’s research explores the intersections of UDL and disciplinary thinking in English Language Arts (ELA) and the ways that these intersections can promote diverse learners’ engagements in discipline-specific practices, commitments, and habits of mind. She studies these themes by drawing from approaches that emphasize partnerships between researchers and practitioners in order to examine interventions through iterative cycles of inquiry. She seeks to explore how these research-practice collaborations can serve as meaningful sources of professional learning for educators.

  • Photos of our 3 ASPIRE Scholars: Reagan Mergen, Reagan Murnan, and Roba Hrisseh

    Monday, April 26, 2021

    The ASPIRE program hosted by George Mason University helps prepare selected special educators for leadership positions in the field.

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