New England ADA Center

Call for Poets and Artists with Disabilities for Poetry Slam and Art Exhibition.

In honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are proud to host an exhibition of artist with disabilities as well as hold a poetry slam with poets or spoken word artists with disabilities at the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD). The call is open to artists and poets of all ages who are living in New England and have a disability. The exhibition and poetry slam will take place at the Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston from June 26th through July 28th

Submission deadline is April 30th

Learn more about the art exhibition and submit your art here

Learn more about the poetry slam and submit your poetry here

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Fair Housing Accessibility Trainings for April

April 1, 2014 - Hampton, Virginia

April 8, 2014 - Boston, Massachusetts

April 30, 2014 - Newark, New Jersey

Zero Project

The Zero Project

The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It is run in partnership with the World Future Council (WFC) since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2013.

More information about the Zero Project

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Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: February 2014 edition

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is an international non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. Our educational, consulting and design work is very diverse. See our monthly newsletter to learn about current projects.

Jan Majewski

Jan Majewski Joins IHCD as Advisor, Inclusive Culture and Development

IHCD is delighted to announce that one of the nation's most respected experts on accessibility and universal design has joined the organization as Advisor, Inclusive Culture and Development as of January 6th. Ms. Majewski has been Accessibility Specialist, Disability Rights Section, and U.S. Department of Justice from May 2001 to January 2014.

Read more about Jan Majewski

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UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 2013: Children with Disabilities

The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities. The report examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to vicious discrimination – that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep them from participating fully in society. 

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View the full website to see other materials including photos and videos

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Solidarity in Sport Website is Live: A Platform for Inclusion, Equality and Dignity in Sport

We are excited to announce that the Solidarity in Sport Pledge now has a home. Please come visit us at!


The Solidarity in Sport Pledge (SISP) is a global grassroots movement to promote equality in sport. The pledge emphasizes inclusion, equality, and dignity for all athletes. By joining forces we are using our collective voice to stamp out exclusion, inequality, and stigma. We seek to make this change now!

User experts working at IHCD.

A call for User/Experts - make a difference and earn a stipend for your time and expertise!

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is creating a new User/Expert Lab in our Boston headquarters and is currently seeking to recruit user/experts to be part of our participant database and on-call for design research projects.