News and Events

Dr. Peter Coppin

IHCD is excited to resume our Lunch & Learn series with the first virtual event. We welcome you to join us next week. Please note that event details to join the Lunch & Learn will only be provided to those who RSVP.

About the Speaker

Dr. Peter Coppin is a designer,…

ReelAbilities Film Festival - text on orange background

About the Festival

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people and is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. In Boston, ReelAbilities has been proudly presented by Boston Jewish Film…

Carlos Rios, on the right and making a funny face, with his buddies at Camp Harmon in 1975. © 1975 Private

By Carlos Ríos Espinosa, Senior Researcher and Advocate, Disability Rights Division

When I was 4 months old, I got polio, and since then I’ve been a wheelchair user. When I was 10, in 1975, my parents found a summer camp…

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Due to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus, IHCD is postponing our event for Boston Design Week 2020 on inclusive workplace design titled Design for Humans: Maddening Myths vs. Real Solutions originally scheduled for March 31,…

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The U.S. Access Board is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director (SES). The vacancy is posted on the USAJobs website: …

Scott Rosenfield

Scott Rosenfeld LC, IES is the lighting designer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. For over twenty years, Scott has worked on lighting art collections so they can be better seen, experienced, and preserved. The advent of energy efficient LED lighting led him to research…

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In the February 2020 newsletter, we announce some exciting upcoming events including the next two lectures in the Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield Memorial Lunch & Learn Series, IHCD's Boston Design Week event on inclusive workplace design and more! We also share our internal updates announcing…

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The MBTA and IHCD seek seniors and people with disabilities to participate in site visit sessions and workshops concerning the existing Newtonville, West Newton, and Auburndale Commuter Rail Stations, and replacement stations now being planned.

We want to hear your ideas about how the…

Community Conversations at the Boston Athenaeum

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will participate in a panel discussion titled Community Conversations at the Boston Athenaeum on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The panel will also feature Stephanie Fan with the Chinese Historical Society of New England and…

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You can submit your project, product, or service as Design for All Good Practice until Friday, February 21, 2020, opting to the International Awards Design for All Foundation 2020. 

From the Design for All Foundation: 

The Design for All Foundation, with the…