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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…

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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…

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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…

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We need your help! Please fill out this survey to help us build a vocabulary, assemble concepts, imagine environments, and define the essence of a museum that will give everyone an enveloping sense of inclusion and welcome. Survey results will appear in an article on the topic in the June 2022…

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Please join our August webinar trainings on a…

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Showcasing newly released “Best Summer Ever” musical featuring Andrew Pilkington, Shannon DeVido, and Rickey Wilson Jr.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT


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The 3rd annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit will inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities and accessibility innovations and ideas. This one-day, digital summit will present workshops from accessibility experts, educators,…

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GSA has posted a job announcement for their National Program Manager for the GSA Accessibility Program:

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The urbanization of Latin American cities today reveals an ongoing syndrome of colonialization that has impeded their full development and realization. The exceptional geography of urban centers and the cultural norms of the communities in these regions represent unique parameters that require…

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Historic listed buildings continue to be enjoyed in the UK as places of work, education, entertainment, worship and more. However, in order to retain and enhance their value to society, they must function inclusively and provide easier access for disabled visitors. Inclusive Design for Historic…