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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 
Jan 15, 2014

The U.S. Access Board has released its final report on accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment, such as examination tables, scales, and x-ray machines. These standards will be used to make sure that medical equipment is accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

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Jan 13, 2014

Enlightening and Empowering People with Disabilities in Africa (EEPD Africa) is an organization founded by Ford Foundation Fellow and former IHCD Intern Sefakor Komabu Pomeyie. EEPD Africa needs your support to fight for the right to education for people with disabilities in Ghana. Education is a human right as it opens doors, expands opportunities and freedom for everybody around the globe. Unfortunately, most people with disabilities in Ghana are not readily enjoying this provision.

Support EEPD Africa's Campaign

Jan 8, 2014

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. is a regional nonprofit housing agency serving 30 communities in the Greater Boston area.

The Regional Housing Coordinator will outreach to the network of housing entities, including public housing authorities and private landlords, across MBHP’s greater Boston region in an effort to better serve individuals needing long term care that will allow them to receive services in their community rather than in a long-term care facility.

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