Tailored Programs

IHCD seeks to share its perspective and expertise through a wide range of tailored options in the US and globally.  We work with clients, colleagues and collaborators to design lectures, trainings, participatory events, international forums and conferences on particular topics for specific audiences.

IHCD presents at various US and international conferences for keynotes, panels, and charrettes.

Group of Korean visitors at IHCD office with Valerie and intern Ariel for 2018 Overseas Training Program for Specialists in Special Education

General + Ongoing Educational Opportunities

We also provide a range of general and ongoing offerings:

  • Monthly Lunch & Learn events in our headquarters featuring local, national and global leaders sharing their work.
  • Lectures and participatory learning for students including undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate @ IHCD or on-site in academic institutions.
  • Collaborating to bring inclusive design to Boston’s annual HUBweek celebration of its distinct brand of innovation.
  • IHCD welcomes a diverse annual range of interns, co-op students, and fellows.  Many involving ongoing annual collaborations (e.g., Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore), MGH School of Allied Health Professions, Fulbright). Throughout the year, IHCD thrives on passionate and enthusiastic interns and volunteers who share our vision and welcomes global inquiries. IHCD is particularly interested in welcoming interns with personal experience of a functional limitation. Contact our Executive Director Valerie Fletcher at

Valerie Fletcher with Tactile Studio Presenters

New England ADA Center Training

IHCD’s New England ADA Center provides information, guidance and training to individuals, businesses and government on the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are educators and not enforcers of the law. If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the ADA, call our toll free number 1-800-949-4232 anonymously and confidentially. To request a training, call us or visit the New England ADA Center's Training page.

Kathy doing a training in the field