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New! A Conversation in Multiple Media on the Variability of Learners

Leading thinkers, researchers, and education practitioners discuss learning and human variability via video, audio, and the written word. This is the first section in what will become the multiple media Universal Design for Learning: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice. Read more at Conversations in Multiple Media.

Read a chapter from Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

Learners are highly variable, but that variation is not chaotic. Learners share common, predictable patterns of variability that are very useful to consider when designing educational environments. Read more from this new book by Anne Meyer, David H. Rose, and David Gordon:

UDL On Campus: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

CAST has launched a new web site, UDL On Campus, offering resources geared toward multiple stakeholders in postsecondary institutions to help them use the UDL principles to address learner variability in order to improve learning opportunities, retention, and outcomes.

Show us your fabulous UDL work!

Here's YOUR opportunity to show what UDL looks like. You or your school team could win $500 and the chance to show the world how you effectively infuse the UDL principles into your practice. To learn more go to CAST's Professional Learning video contest.

The new CAST Professional Learning site offers a variety of professional learning opportunities and free resources that enable educators to deepen their knowledge and gain the practical skills that they need to apply UDL to practice. To learn more, visit

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