For web developers working with HTML5, CAST Figuration is an openly licensed, feature-rich, responsive, mobile first, accessible, front-end framework.
CAST Figuration is based on Bootstrap v.3. In some cases we have made only slight changes to Bootstrap components for accessibility and consistency with our configuration scheme. Some changes have been backported from Bootstrap 4. Other Figuration components are built from scratch.
CAST’s approach to adding accessibility to the Bootstrap framework is to embed accessibility functionality into the widgets so it is automatically applied as needed. This approach accelerates functional updates without having to individually revise each project or module. In addition, this method means that development teams can create accessible sites without as much effort and specialized knowledge.
CAST Figuration currently contains the following elements. Detailed documentation and examples for all of them is available at the CAST Figuration website.
CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
Non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through research and development.View in glossary
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
Provides the capacity to separate the layout and style of a web page from the content.View in glossary
Digital form or representation of a sound which may be used for non-visual access to text and images.View in glossary
Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.View in glossary
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.View in glossary
Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.View in glossary
Keep up with the latest changes, discussions, and ongoing development at CAST Figuration's GitHub Project.
Figuration is released under the MIT license and is copyright 2016 CAST, Inc. Portions: copyright 2011-2016 the Bootstrap Authors and Twitter, Inc. Licensed under the MIT license.