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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…

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…

Spyglass with World Usability Logo in focus

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…

Amazon Smile Logo

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…

A white mug, pair of black eyeglasses and a box of tissues on a table

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…

Access Recreation Boston Logo

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…

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.…

Maddie Wilson and her mentor, champion wheelchair racer, Tatyana McFadden at the race track

August 17, 2018

At 9 years old, Wilson is a precocious wheelchair racing talent. And at 29, McFadden is the most decorated female wheelchair racer in the world. She’s won 18 major world marathon titles, including four Grand Slams — that’s winning Boston, London, Chicago and New York…

Front of IHCD office with HUBweek posters and handouts

Institute for Human Centered Design invites you to our Open Doors Event as part of HUBweek 2018.  On Tuesday, October 9th, we will host a series of speakers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at our office in downtown Boston.  Throughout the day we will also have demonstrations and exhibits, such as …