Webpage Evaluation: cast.org
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WEBPAGE EVALUATION FORM
Evaluator's Name: David Lee Rickman II
Date of Evaluation: 11/27/2018
Web Site (URL): www.cast.org/index.html
Sponsoring Organization/Agency: Center for Applied Special Technology
Primary Focus of Web Site: (e.g. factual information, opinion, links to other sites):
Promoting their own materials related to the priciples of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Point of View Expressed:
The development of educational approaches to increase the learning oppertunities for all individuals.
Date of Development (Currency):
Copyright notice on cast.org website gives current 2018 year.
Contact Information Provided:
40 Harvard Mill Square Suite 3
Wakefield, MA 01880
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (781) 245-2212
Knowledge of Literature (References, Bibliography, Other Sources Cited):
Cast.org links to its own pages and materials.
Accuracy (Does Information appear accurate? Any Bias or One-Sided Viewpoints Noted?):
This is the first I've heard of UDL. The site is promoting its own educational reform movement so that is cast.org's bias.
Conclusions: Do You Feel This Site is a Valuable Resource? Justify Your Answer.
Cast.org has a statistical statement that 5% of middle school disabled students are proficient in writing. However, looking at cast.org's information I infer that the UDL principles are intended for all children.