CAST Resources

Resources to Support Universal Design for Learning
Here are some resources to help you gain a better understanding of UDL and how to implement its principles by creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that reduce barriers and provide accessibility and opportunities for all students:



Homepage for Cast

Learn more about the basic concepts of UDL; UDL in public policy; implementation of UDL with video applications; and the research UDL is based on.

UDL Guidelines: Version 2.0

A complete narrative describing the context within which CAST developed the UDL Guidelines including explanations and examples of each principle and checkpoint presented in multiple versions and various formats.

UDL at a Glance

A short YouTube video created by CAST which illustrates the three principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in all Classrooms

This toolkit provides a wealth of resources for teachers interested in implementing UDL into their classrooms including: literacy tools, graphic organizers, math tools, study skills tools, and more.

Cast UDL Curriculum Self-Check

Use this site to help you apply UDL principles in your teaching to reach and engage all of your students, as well as ideas on how to build options and flexibility into each element of your curriculum. The goal of UDL is to enable all students to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning.

Questions to Guide our Thinking When Creating Universally-Designed Curriculum

Educators are provided with guiding questions around which concepts and skills to consider when developing curriculum, as well as which options will provide the greatest accessibility for student success.

Questions to Ask When Planning a Lesson Using UDL Principles

Educators are provided with sample questions to guide their lesson planning around Checkpoints 1.1 through 9.3.