IHCD News

Jul 29, 2014

Georgia Institute of TechnologyFollowing a competitive bid, IHCD has recently been awarded a contract by the Georgia Institute of Technology to conduct a comprehensive ADA Self-Evaluation leading to an ADA Transition Plan of this 400 acre, with more than 21,000 students.  U.S. News and World Report 2014 recently rated GIT as the #7 public university in the nation. Remarkable growth has resulted in a doubling of buildings in just over twenty years.  Over the next 18 months, IHCD will survey all indoor and outdoor spaces, work with the GIT staff to analyze compliance with administrative requirements under both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA as well as program access.  IHCD will also review selected GIT websites for accessibility with current requirements and conduct an assessment of wayfinding on this remarkable 24/7 campus distinguished by its commitment to sustainability and diversity. 

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be one of the speakers at Aging + Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on October 17, 2014. The event will be a half-day to discuss opportunities in architecture, planning, and policy to enhance older adults’ well-being through affordable, accessible, well-connected housing, as well as through models of long-term care that support aging in place. It is free and open to the public.

More information about the Aging + Place event

Read the report published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies

Join us in celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the ADA with a Poetry Slam and Art Exhibition by artists with disabilities. Mani Iyer, Colin Killick, Kythryne Aisling and Eli Wolff will read their poetry with Ekiwah Adler Belendez's poems read in abstention.

Jun 25, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
IHCD is delighted to announce that one of the nation's most respected experts on accessibility and universal design has joined the organization as Advisor, Inclusive Culture and Development as of January 6th.  Ms. Majewski has been Accessibility Specialist, Disability Rights Section, and U.S. Department of Justice from May 2001 to January 2014. She worked as a team member with Section lawyers and architects in enforcement efforts to research and evaluate subject museums. 
Apr 23, 2014

The Moscow TimesU.S. Specialists Visit Moscow School for Disabled

Three staff members of Boston's Institute for Human Centered Design teamed up with Perspektiva, a Moscow-based NGO that strives to improve the well-being of disabled people, to share experiences on providing the best possible care and facilities at Moscow's Special School No. 532.

Read the story in the Moscow Times

Dec 23, 2013

Brian Mullen, Ph.D. and CEO of Therapeutic Systems is an entrepreneur, design engineer and researcher with a passion for designing innovative medical products and assistive technologies. He won a Gold Award in 2011 from the highly competitive Mass Challenge.

See a recent TEDx talk by Brian