News

Jul 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 21 -- United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Friday, July 24, 2009 at the White House.

Jul 20, 2009

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)--a groundbreaking grantmaking collaborative supporting the human rights of people with disabilities--today announced the second round of its 2009 grantmaking, "Raising Our Voice."

Jun 4, 2009

June 1, 2009 - Hakuhodo Universal Design, a new arm of Hakuhodo, Inc. focused on popularizing and informing the world about universal design, opened today the first Japan office of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD).

Jun 1, 2009

The AIA Small Project Awards Program, now in its fifth year, was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality and ingenuity in design resolution of small projects and to promote excellence in small-project design.

May 19, 2009

Two young inventors have created a device, with the help of hands-on testing at a Fairfax County retirement community, that they say might change the way older Americans get news and entertainment.

May 19, 2009

The submission deadline for presentations for the 2010 VSA arts International Conference on Advancing Inclusive Education and 21ST Century Learning Skills Through the Arts, including a Career Development for artists with disabilities to be held from June 10-12, 2010 in Washington D.C, USA, is May 29, 2009.

Apr 27, 2009

Metropolis POV interview with Valerie Fletcher--executive director of the Institute for Human Centered Design, and a leader in the universal-design movement--about Toto

Apr 26, 2009

Billes Architecture Home Design Competition - Students were asked to design a 1,500- to 2,000-square-foot home for one of four neighborhoods in the city: Uptown, Downtown, Gentilly/Lakeview, or New Orleans East. The home needed to be eligible for gold or platinum LEED certification; to be raised to what local officials call the Advisory Base Flood Elevation; and to come in between $150,000 and $225,000. The contestants were either fourth-year undergraduates or first-year master