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Promotional flyer for Gathering Place IHCD Webcast on Sept 27, 2022

Tulsans needed a welcoming, natural space where members of its diverse communities could come together to explore, learn and play. Gathering Place is the ultimate expression of Tulsa’s spirit of unity. A place for everyone.

After years of planning, generous donations and input…

Include 2022 Flyer

Include 2022 is a fully virtual event taking place online with global participants - there will not be any in-person events.

For many of us, our inclusive intentions are often broadcast and expressed, but are they actually heard?

On September 22 & 23, Include 2022 global…

Helen Keller's Passport

Much of what we think we know about Helen Keller is either wrong, or so garbled by her description in popular media as to be unrecognizable. The American Printing House and Filson Historical Society are hosting the…

Screenshot of Royal College of Art RCA Include 2022 logo from RCA website

Include is a global conference that focuses on inclusive design and its people-centred, creative approaches. It is hosted by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art.

An underlying theme will be the four innovation axes of Inclusive…

Rendering of the Latino History Exhibit at the Molina Family Gallery of the National Museum of American History

Rendering Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Latino

The Molina Family Latino Gallery is housed in the National Museum of American History and will be the first permanent exhibition on the National Mall dedicated to the…

Black text on light gray background. "Conversations on Social Justice and Universal Design"

​We are pleased to share that Berkeley College of Environmental Design is hosting a ​free day-long symposium entitled, Conversations on Social Justice and Design, ​on Friday, April 1, which will address social justice, ​with a specific focus in universal design. ​This event…

Shedd Aquarium Rendering

Shedd Aquarium, a beloved Chicago institution, announced details this month about proposed improvements to its building and site on the shore of Lake Michigan. This effort will be developed within the aquarium's planned four-year, onsite transformation and restoration project. With accessibility…

Above is a tan rectangle with the IHCD logo and "IHCD and Great Lakes ADA" written in small black text. Black square with details about the webinar written in white text.

The Great Lakes ADA Center  invites you to register for the upcoming Arts n Rec session titled “Inclusive Exhibition Design,” featuring Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) and Jan Majewski, Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects…

Collage of seven images showing examples of Rex Pace's work. Architectural drawings, photos, floor plans, and a cover of the guidance on the 2010 ADA standards

What is the right balance between mandates of accessible design standards and the aspirations for fully inclusive environments? 

The answer still is evolving and maybe always will be but there have been a lot of lessons learned over the past 30 years. While the necessity of minimum…

Designing a World for Everyone Book Cover: A rendering of a woman on a walking path along a major road with young kids pointing up at a wall with lights and some colorful designs

Some people are excluded from the simplest and most basic everyday experiences. Why? 

This is because the act of designing has given insufficient consideration to their level of physical ability or cognitive difference or cultural background or economic circumstance. Over the past 30…