Jul 16, 2014

Register for The 5th International Conference for Universal Design in Fukushima & Tokyo 2014 to be held November 11-13 in Tokyo.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: July 31

Advance Registration Deadline: October 31

For more details, visit the Registration Page on the conference website

Jun 25, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Measuring the gap between subway car and platformThe City of Cambridge is looking for a group of individuals with a diverse range of abilities and backgrounds to go out with a group of designers from the Institute for Human Centered Design to assess your experience with public transit and how we can make it better. 


May 29, 2014

Fair Housing Accessibility FirstJune 3, 2014 - Forsyth, Georgia
June 10, 2014 - West Sacramento, California
June 12, 2014 - Denver Colorado

May 28, 2014

On May 27, 2014, HUD announced issuance of a Notice permitting use of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design under title II of the ADA, with identified exceptions (see Section V of the Notice), as an alternative to UFAS for Section 504 compliance. The Notice was published in the Federal Register on Friday, May 23, 2014 with the established effective dates.

Read the notice in PDF or Word Format

Read the press release

May 1, 2014

Fair Housing Accessibility FirstMay 15, 2014 - Boise, Idaho
May 21, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri
May 29, 2014 - St. Paul, Minnesota
May 29, 2014 - Austin, Texas

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

Mar 31, 2014

In honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are proud to host an exhibition of artist with disabilities as well as hold a poetry slam with poets or spoken word artists with disabilities at the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD). 


Feb 25, 2014

The Zero ProjectThe Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It is run in partnership with the World Future Council (WFC) since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2013.

More information about the Zero Project


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.