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Oct 7, 2008

Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law on September 30th Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act of 2008 authored by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). The new law requires cities and counties to include complete streets policies as part of their general plans so that roadways are designed to safely accommodate all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, children, older people, and disabled people, as well as motorists.

Aug 28, 2008

After 30 years as Adaptive Environments, we are now the Institute for Human Centered Design. Please also mark your calendars for a celebration of 30 years on Thursday, October 23rd at 200 Portland Street in Boston. We

Aug 25, 2008

Paper submissions are due Friday, October 17, 2008. The "CSUN" conference is the world

Jul 6, 2008

The RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre is pleased to announce a first Call for
Papers for Include 2009 Inclusive Design into Innovation: Transforming Practice in Design, Research and Business, to be held at the Royal College of Art, London 5-8 April 2009. Include 2009 will be chaired by Professor John Clarkson (Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge), Steve Wilcox (Design Science) and Melanie Howard (Futurologist and author of 'The Future Unwrapped').

Jun 25, 2008

News from Adaptive Environments - We are delighted to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Office for AccessAbility has awarded their 2008 Leadership in Universal Design award to Adaptive Environments. This award will allow us to embark on our plan to create an international web-based universal design case study collection.

Jun 20, 2008

The IHCD staff congratulated the world champs today, along with thousands of other spectators at the parade. Celtics fans get 10% off of our retail and e-commerce store until June 27th!

May 4, 2008

The attendees of the National Summit for Ratification and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities organized by Nepal Disabled Human Rights Center (DHRC-Nepal) would like to declare the 'Kathmandu Declaration

Apr 19, 2008

BRUSSELS -- All public-service television programs in the European Union must be subtitled, the European Parliament said on April 9. Meeting in Brussels, the Parliament said that subtitles -- or closed captioning -- ensure all viewers, including deaf and hard-of-hearing people, have full access to programs. The Parliament vote, in the form of a written declaration, added that subtitles also help with foreign-language learning.

Mar 31, 2008

AT&T took a step toward a more open network, posting its developer guidelines to the Web. These developer guidelines were previously only available to application developer partners and handset makers. This release comes a week after Apple released its SDK and a week before Verizon Wireless is scheduled to reveal technical specs at its Open Development Device Conference.