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Cynthia Curry

Director of Technical Assistance
Portland, Maine
Cynthia Curry is CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Principal Investigator and Project Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) and Principal Investigator of the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES). Both projects are funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. She leads a national initiative to create systems change across early childhood, K-12, higher ed, and workforce development to ensure that learners with disabilities who need high-quality accessible educational materials and technologies receive them in a timely manner. Cynthia has enjoyed diverse roles for promoting accessibility and Universal Design for Learning, including as a middle and high school science teacher, statewide technology integration mentor, trainer and technical assistance provider, teacher education faculty, instructional designer, and disability services coordinator. In her current position, she oversees CAST’s two technical assistance centers that build the capacity of education agencies to improve educational outcomes for learners with disabilities.