Design Council

Inclusive Design Hub for the Built Environment

The Design Council (UK) has created the Inclusive Design Hub for the built environment. It covers buildings and outdoor spaces, in all phases of development including planning, design and construction, right through to the management of those buildings and places. It is a collection of resources and we do not promote the use of one over the other.

Visit the Inclusive Design Hub for the built environment

IAUD 2014

Register for the UD2014 Conference

Register for The 5th International Conference for Universal Design in Fukushima & Tokyo 2014 to be held November 11-13 in Tokyo.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: July 31

Advance Registration Deadline: October 31

For more details, visit the Registration Page on the conference website

Art Works,

The National Endowment for the Arts Webinar Series on International Design Initiatives: Universal Design + Landscape Design

Universal design is a global movement that builds both on the experience of accessible design, and on the reality of the diversity of age and ability in the 21st century, especially in the physical world of buildings, streets, sidewalks, and other outdoor spaces. In this webinar hosted by the Institute for Human Centered Design and moderated by Valerie Fletcher, designers will discuss the intersection of universal and landscape design in their work, and what can be learned and built upon from the international community.

Video of the webinar

LEAD: Learning Exchange in Arts and Disability

2014 LEAD Conference

The LEAD® conference continues to be the one place where leaders and newcomers in the field of access to the cultural arts for individuals with disabilities and older adults can meet and mingle with peers, learn about the latest technological advances, get the straight talk on legal issues, and contribute to the collective knowledge base of what does and doesn’t work for building and engaging audiences, patrons, and visitors of all ages and abilities.

Conference website

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Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: May 2014 edition

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is an international non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. Our educational, consulting and design work is very diverse. See our monthly newsletter to learn about current projects.

User experts working at IHCD.

A call for User/Experts - make a difference and earn a stipend for your time and expertise!

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is creating a new User/Expert Lab in our Boston headquarters and is currently seeking to recruit user/experts to be part of our participant database and on-call for design research projects.