Jul 20, 2015

Two people look at architectural plans

Aurora Levins Morales, writer and poet, has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, which means she cannot live in conventional houses because they contain toxic chemicals that make her ill.  She has spent more than five years designing a 32 foot, non-toxic, sustainable house on wheels inspired by the work Leslie Lawrence and Justin Taylor have designed other kinds of non-toxic, mobile houses. Aurora needs help funding her new home and has started an Indiegogo page.

Watch Aurora's campaign video

Donate or learn more at Aurora's Indiegogo page

Jul 17, 2015

London Olympic StadiumThis project is a day-long inclusive cities symposium within Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) and a complementary 24-hour Design Challenge for design students and young practitioners focused on the design of "Olympic Boulevard." London's leadership made the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games a catalyst for creating an international model of an inclusive city across the diversity of ability, age, and culture. With Boston as the likely US candidate competing for the 2024 Olympics, London offers a precedent for delivering a legacy of cutting-edge inclusive design. Five Inclusive London design leaders will present at the symposium on November 18th to share their experience and strategies and also to serve as jurors for the 24-Hour Olympic Boulevard Design Challenge. 

Jun 10, 2015

Commit to Inclusion"The Institute for Human Centered Design and its Inclusive Sports Initiative commits to promoting the implementation of universal design in all aspects and all levels of sport, physical activity, recreation and play. We are committed to furthering research, education and advocacy to advance the rights and dignity of people with disabilities in all settings around the world. Through a systems-change and cross-sector approach, we are committed to raising awareness and creating visibility through the media and mainstream sport regarding the athletic abilities and capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

May 19, 2015

Chris DowneyChris Downey, AIA, taps into the fundamentals of design without sight and without any qualms.

Read the article at the American Institute of Architect's website

May 1, 2015

International Association for Universal DesignThe International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) conducts activities aimed at achieving its basic objective: “To contribute to the healthy development of society, and improve the welfare of humanity as a whole, through further disseminating and actualizing of Universal Design (UD).”

In that vein, we have been hosting IAUD Award since 2010, which will recognize groups and individuals who have conducted or proposed particularly noteworthy activities aimed at realizing a UD society in which everyone - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, ability, customs, or other factors - can live comfortably, without feeling any undue inconvenience. IAUD cordially invites you to apply for the awards of excellence in universal design.

Mar 18, 2015

Trigonos and Soytun were recognized by the Design for All Foundation for their 2015 Good Practices Award.

Learn more about the products

Mar 10, 2015

Professor Jeremy Myerson is stepping down from his role at the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, which he co-founded in 1999.

Myerson is founding editor of Design Week and co-founded the HHC with Roger Coleman with a remit to focus on inclusive design to improve people’s lives.

Jan 28, 2015

EDRAThe Great Places Awards are unique among programs that honor professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. They seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research, and practice, and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination. Award-winning projects reflect an interdisciplinary approach that is enduring, human-centered, sustainable, and concerned with the experiential relationship between people and their environment (built and natural) over time.

View the Call for Entries PDF

Jan 28, 2015

Eastern College Athletic ConferenceOn January 15, 2015, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors adopted an inclusive sport strategy that will provide new intercollegiate athletic opportunities for student-athletes with a variety of disabilities attending ECAC member colleges and universities in Division I, II and III. By taking this pioneering action, the ECAC becomes the first NCAA sanctioned conference to provide a range of options for students with disabilities to realize their dreams of competing as intercollegiate varsity athletes.

Read the response from IHCD's Inclusive Sport Initiative

Jan 27, 2015

International Disability AllianceThe International Disability Alliance (IDA), as the most authoritative representative voice of persons with disabilities, has issued a statement Calling for the Global Sport Community to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).