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United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum logo with the Center Screen logo and headshots of the speakers.

"All sports for all people.“
- Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympic Games

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (USOPM) opened in Colorado Springs, CO, on July 31, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, with the goal of becoming one of the most…

mimar sinan university of fine arts in beyoglu district of Istanbul, Turkey. View from the Bosphorus

Sustaining Inclusive Design is a virtual symposium taking place on September 25th and 26th, hosted by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Loughborough University in the UK. 

Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of IHCD, will be keynoting a session on September 25…

The cover of Advances in Addiction & Recovery, the official publication of NAADAC, the association for addiction professionals.

Thirty years after the passage of the ADA, thousands of people in addiction recovery are unaware of their civil rights under the law. The ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. Learn about these differences in an article by Dr. Oce Harrison, …

Inclusive Digital Interactives publication cover with title and six selected images from the book

Today, more than ever, vital watchwords for museums and cultural organizations are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — DEI. An “A,” meaning accessibility for people with disabilities, is sometimes inserted into the alphabet message — DEAI; but often, even if accessibility is proclaimed important…

screenshot with IHCD logo, project title changing reality of disability in America and event title virtual documentary premiere on august 19 at noon eastern time

In this year like no other, it’s time to tell the story of the ways in which inequity and racism have shaped the experience of disability in America.  We celebrate lives well lived and personal journeys pursued. But those stories remain the exception. There are millions of Americans with…

the changing reality of disability in America 2020, an Allan R. Meyers Memorial project

Coinciding with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) announces the Allan R. Meyers Memorial research project and documentary film “The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020.”…

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Please join the August webinar trainings on how the ADA applies to people in…

Headshots of Ricardo Gomes, Nikeisha Nelson, June Grant, Nigel Jacob and Brad Grant with the title Black Lives Matter in Reframing Inclusive Design in text above the panelists' photos

The fact of extreme inequity and racism in America is no longer possible to ignore. The pandemic ripped away the truth of systemic racism in leaving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) more vulnerable to the virus and more likely to die. It also ripped away the fog of…

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The time for equity and justice for Black Americans is tragically overdue.  We must speak the truth about systemic racism in the United States and act to end it. The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is committed to action. 

The…

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On July 26th, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability. We celebrate how far we’ve come while recognizing that there is work to be done.…