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Privacy Policy


CAST is committed to protecting the privacy of users of and honoring their trust. ;For that reason, we have created a safe online environment that promotes a sense of productive community.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact us at with any comments, questions, or suggestions; or to opt out of any email lists or other online forums hosted on this site.

Personal Information Collection and Use

In general, personal information collected for the purpose of facilitating your use of this site will not be shared with or disclosed to any third party without your consent. We may ask you for such information on our feedback forms, online surveys, or if you contact us regarding this site. Disclosure of such information is always optional and information is never disclosed to a third party without your consent.

Our server will not automatically record your name or email address. Your email address and other personal identifying data will not be known to CAST unless you voluntarily submit them to us. If you request email information or updates from CAST, and later decide you don't want to receive these, you can always opt out by emailing your request to

Those who register for the National Consortium on Universal Design for Learning receive at least one newsletter email after they register. To opt out of subsequent mailings, reply to one of the newsletter emails with "unsubscribe" in the subject line, or send an email to directly.

Purchasing Services or Products

When purchasing products or services on this site, you will be required to provide data such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card/financial information. This information is needed to verify your identity and to complete financial transactions. We may use your telephone number or email address to contact you if we have trouble processing your order. We will never use your telephone number for sales or marketing purposes.

Online Forums, Message/Bulletin Boards, etc.

Any user who posts information on message boards or other such venues on this site does so for public communication and understands that such information will be publicly available. Users who post information in this manner cannot expect privacy or confidentiality regarding such information.

IP Addresses and Referring Pages

The site server automatically collects non-personal data about the server you use to access the site. For example, it collects IP addresses—that is, those unique numbers that are automatically assigned to each computer that connects to the Internet. It may also record the referring web page that linked you to us, such as a search engine or another web site. This information is used for internal site maintenance purposes only, never for marketing purposes or to track use by individuals.


Cookies are used by the site server to maintain a user's preferences. Cookies are not tied to any personally identifiable information. If you do not wish to use cookies, you can configure your browser to prevent their use.

External sites

This site contains links to other sites. CAST is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or services of those sites. Links are provided as potential resources only and do not constitute any endorsement by CAST. They should be evaluated carefully. If you find any linked content you consider inappropriate, please bring the matter to our attention by sending an email to


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.Regular back-ups are performed on the web server and all database information is stored in secured directories.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information about you when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with legal processes.

Your Agreement

By using this site, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use the site. We reserve the right to change, add, or remove all or part of our privacy policy at any time by posting the changes on this page. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept such changes.

CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

Non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through research and development.

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Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Framework of learning and teaching, resisting one-size-fits-all approach. Encourages offering multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement.

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