Transforming Education through Universal Design for Learning

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A nonprofit leader in education, CAST works to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. Explore this website to find out more about our research and development, innovative learning tools, and professional services.

2012-2013 UDL Fellows

CAST and Boston College’s Lynch School of Education welcomed Loui Lord Nelson(left) and Yvel Crevecoeur(right), UDL Fellows for 2012-2013, part of a multi-year collaboration funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to prepare leaders for the field of UDL. Learn about the UDL Fellowship Program

New Book! UDL in the Classroom: Practical Applications

CAST’s Tracey Hall and colleagues show how to apply UDL across all subject areas and grade levels in clear language filled with examples. Order your copy today!

New! UDL Curriculum Toolkit

CAST releases the UDL Curriculum Toolkit, a free web-based tool to help curriculum developers and researchers author and publish educational materials that are flexible and responsive to the needs of all learners. Read the press release

Who we are

About CAST

CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
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About UDL
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UDL is a framework for making curriculum more inclusive.
About Universal Design for Learning

What we do

Research and Development

CAST works to apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to education's greatest challenges.
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Systemic Change
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What we offer

Learning Tools

Thanks to the generosity of our funders, CAST offers free multimedia learning tools. View all tools

Professional Development

CAST helps districts and educators implement UDL to support all learners. Learn more