News and Events

A collage of four benches that will be tested by user/experts

IHCD is currently working with the MBTA and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on a mix of projects relative to accessibility and inclusive design. In both cases, we are recommending additional benches in response to the rising prevalence of people who have difficulty walking.…

Jason Rudge, his wife, Sharon, and their son, Presley pose in front of the sensory room named for Presley at the Pittsburgh Airport.

Pittsburgh International Airport recently opened a suite of "sensory rooms" inside its airside terminal to help travelers on the autism spectrum decompress from the stress of flying. It's one of a handful of airports internationally that have made changes to be more accommodating to people with…

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Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings this August on a range of topics including ADA protections for people in recovery.

ADA, Addiction and Recovery, Worcester MA

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Event Type: Workshop
Location:…

ADA 29: Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act 29th Anniversary

The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery: Panel Discussion on Current and Future Legal Trends

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Event Type: Celebration

Location: Institute for Human Centered Design…

Tedi Asher, PhD

IHCD is thrilled to host Tedi Asher, PhD, at the next event in our Lunch & Learn series. Join us on Wednesday, June 12! 

When: Wednesday, June 12, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 200 Portland Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
For questions, accommodations or requests, email…

The International Association for Universal Design's International Design Award 2019

From the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD), updated June 3, 2019:

Aims and Objectives

The IAUD International Design Awards were established in 2010 in order to promote and champion Universal Design by recognising and rewarding outstanding achievements and in…

New England ADA Center, a Project of the Institute for Human Centered Design

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings this May on a range of topics including ADA obligations for public school and ADA protections for people in recovery.

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No one wants to think about cancer. But it has a large impact on society and a profound impact on individuals and families.

About 1.7 M people are diagnosed with it each year in the US. The majority will survive. The quest for better and earlier diagnoses and cures dominate our attention…

IHCD staff and a participant look on as a user/expert shares her experience during the Challenge: Design event.

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is presenting an evening workshop for MW19 conference participants on Tuesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at its office at 200 Portland Street in Boston. The workshop will provide a demonstration by

New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings this March on a range of topics including the ADA for municipalities and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

ADA and Municipal Obligations

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Event Type: Workshop…