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Originally posted on bostonglobe.com

After graduating with a master's degree in applied math, Oliver Wilcox was ready to start a career. He aced every data analytics tests put forth by the hiring departments at major companies, yet Oliver still came up short during the interview process…

Kathy Gips, Director of Training at the NE ADA Center/ Institute for Human Centered Design

Our very own Kathy Gips, Director of Training for the New England ADA Center, will be presenting at the Architecture Boston Expo this fall. Kathy will be speaking on two panels on November 28th. The first one, "WE05 - ADA Updates 2018" from 8:30 am to 10 am, discusses new updates from the U.S.…

Sarah Weir, Design Council's CEO

Originally posted on designcouncil.org.uk

Sarah Weir, Design Council's CEO, answers questions like "What do you think of when you hear diversity and inclusion? What impact does diversity and inclusion have on your life? How are design, diversity and inclusion linked?" 

Design is…

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Story originally posted on DesignCouncil.org.uk

Craig is a father of 3 and Imogen, his second child, has William's syndrome. This makes learning new things very challenging because of things going on around her which might distract her. Craig took it upon himself to create VR videos that…

Piece by featured artist at VSA MA, Dominic Killiany. Titled: 8 Tiger Faces

VSA Massachusetts will be opening a gallery near South Station in the NonProfit Center of Boston that will feature narratives and works by artists that identify as part of the disability community. The Open Door Gallery will be for community and artist collaboration that sparks conversations…

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Join us on November 8th to celebrate World Usability Day! We will be taking to the streets of Boston to challenge the city's user-centered designs. A scavenger hunt style event will give participants a chance to discover how Boston is (or is not) designed for individuals of all abilities. Teams…

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Hello everyone, good news! AmazonSmile, a part of Amazon that allows shoppers to donate a certain percentage of their purchase to different organizations, will be increasing the rate to 5% of total purchases from now until November 2nd. By following the link below and shopping through…

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Ensuring compliance with civil rights laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be challenging. Often litigation is expensive, contentious and not successful. Structured Negotiation is a collaborative and solution-focused process conducted without the need to file a lawsuit. It…

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A chunk of my job involves making sure that the things we design for the web are accessible. I spent a few years helping GOV.UK services take form — when your digital service has to work for literally almost everybody, you take accessibility seriously.

One of the more overlooked aspects…

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This Tuesday, October 23, Access Recreation Boston will be hosting their Fall 2018 Conference. Hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA, this conference is a great opportunity to network and see the hub of accessible recreation services Access Recreation Boston has built…