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screenshot with IHCD logo, project title changing reality of disability in America and event title virtual documentary premiere on august 19 at noon eastern time

In this year like no other, it’s time to tell the story of the ways in which inequity and racism have shaped the experience of disability in America.  We celebrate lives well lived and personal journeys pursued. But those stories remain the exception. There are millions of Americans with…

the changing reality of disability in America 2020, an Allan R. Meyers Memorial project

Coinciding with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) announces the Allan R. Meyers Memorial research project and documentary film “The Changing Reality of Disability in America: 2020.”…

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Please join the August webinar trainings on how the ADA applies to people in…

Headshots of Ricardo Gomes, Nikeisha Nelson, June Grant, Nigel Jacob and Brad Grant with the title Black Lives Matter in Reframing Inclusive Design in text above the panelists' photos

The fact of extreme inequity and racism in America is no longer possible to ignore. The pandemic ripped away the truth of systemic racism in leaving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) more vulnerable to the virus and more likely to die. It also ripped away the fog of…

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The time for equity and justice for Black Americans is tragically overdue.  We must speak the truth about systemic racism in the United States and act to end it. The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is committed to action. 


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On July 26th, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability. We celebrate how far we’ve come while recognizing that there is work to be done.…

Book Cover of Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist shows Judy seated with a smile

IHCD's Executive Director Valerie Fletcher will be interviewing internationally renowned disability rights advocate and author Judy Heumann in the sixth event as part of The Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield Memorial Lunch & Learn Series. 

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Please join the June webinar trainings on how the ADA applies to people in recovery offered by the New England ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: SUDs and Barriers to Treatment and Recovery

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Event Type: Webinar

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We welcome you to join us for our second virtual Lunch & Learn. Please note that event details to join the Lunch & Learn will only be provided to those who RSVP.

About the Speakers

Roger Coleman is a design activist, photographer and Professor Emeritus…

At Home with Growing Older, On Air brochure with date and time

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, IHCD's Executive Director Valerie Fletcher will be interviewed by Susanne Stadler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of At Home with Growing Older (AHWGO) as part of their new weekly "At Home, On Air" series. 

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April…