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Marca Bristo

Longtime disability rights advocate and founder of Access Living, a Chicago-based service and advocacy organization, Marca Bristo, died at 66 on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

During her illustrious career, Bristo co-founded the National Council on Independent Living, helped write the…

An IHCD interviewer with a User/Expert during the bench study

Introduction to the Study

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is currently working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on a mix of projects related to accessibility and inclusive design. In both…

IHCD and New England ADA Center combined logo

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings for September and October 2019 on a range of topics including ADA protections for people in recovery, the ADA and post-secondary institutions, and much more. 

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Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings this August on a range of topics including ADA protections for people in recovery.

ADA, Addiction and Recovery, Worcester MA

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Event Type: Workshop
Location:…

ADA 29: Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act 29th Anniversary

The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery: Panel Discussion on Current and Future Legal Trends

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Event Type: Celebration

Location: Institute for Human Centered Design…

Tedi Asher, PhD

IHCD is thrilled to host Tedi Asher, PhD, at the next event in our Lunch & Learn series. Join us on Wednesday, June 12! 

When: Wednesday, June 12, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 200 Portland Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
For questions, accommodations or requests, email…

The International Association for Universal Design's International Design Award 2019

From the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD), updated June 3, 2019:

Aims and Objectives

The IAUD International Design Awards were established in 2010 in order to promote and champion Universal Design by recognising and rewarding outstanding achievements and in…

New England ADA Center, a Project of the Institute for Human Centered Design

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings this May on a range of topics including ADA obligations for public school and ADA protections for people in recovery.

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No one wants to think about cancer. But it has a large impact on society and a profound impact on individuals and families.

About 1.7 M people are diagnosed with it each year in the US. The majority will survive. The quest for better and earlier diagnoses and cures dominate our attention…

IHCD staff and a participant look on as a user/expert shares her experience during the Challenge: Design event.

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is presenting an evening workshop for MW19 conference participants on Tuesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at its office at 200 Portland Street in Boston. The workshop will provide a demonstration by