IHCD Publications

Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around

Directional Sense coverWere you born with no sense of direction? Does the mere thought of navigating twisting hospital corridors, deciphering cryptic expressway signs, or fumbling with cumbersome maps fill your heart with dread? If so, you need this trusty guidebook, which explains that finding your way around is a learnable skill, not a mysterious instinct you’re doomed to live without.

Year: 
2011
Cost: 
$25
ISBN: 
978-0615562636
Author: 
Janet R. Carpman & Myron A. Grant
Publisher: 
Institute for Human Centered Design

Achieving Physical and Communication Accessibility

This reference book provides businesses with information and awareness tips about access issues relating to different disabilities and suggests a variety of accommodations that provide cost-effective ways to make services accessible.

Year: 
1995
Cost: 
$14
ISBN: 
0-9708358-3-3
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

Available from Adaptive Environments. If you would like to order a copy, please download and print our publications order form. This link will open a new browser window.

Members of Adaptive Environments receive a 25% discount on AE publications. To learn more or to become a member, please visit the Membership section of the site.

Checklist for Existing Facilities (version 2.1)

This checklist will help you identify accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet your obligations under the ADA. Developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Year: 
1995
Cost: 
$3
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
Availability Information: 

Available from Adaptive Environments. If you would like to order a copy, please download and print our publications order form. This link will open a new browser window.

Members of Adaptive Environments receive a 25% discount on AE publications. To learn more or to become a member, please visit the Membership section of the site.

Both a text-only version and a PDF version of the Checklist for Existing Facilities are available online for free. (Please see the note regarding PDF files on the Resources main page.)

Universal Design, A Methodological Approach

Universal Design, A Methodological ApproachEach year IHCD publishes a book to coincide with our annual Socially Sustainable Design Symposium. This year IHCD is delighted to publish long-time colleague and friend Hubert Froyen's significant exploration of a potential method for creating a substantive evidence-based method to clarify and inspire the practice of universal design.

Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-9081384612
Author: 
Hubert Froyen
Publisher: 
The Institute for Human Centered Design

Universal Design: A Reconsideration of Barrier Free

Universal Design: A Reconsideration of Barrier Free cover

The Institute for Human Centered Design is pleased to offer this English-language translation of Dr. Yoshihiko Kawauchi’s book originally published in Japanese in 2001. Dr. Kawauchi initially wrote the book as a bridge between the U.S. interpretation of the concept of universal design and a Japanese audience with a different cultural perspective and set of catalysts.

Year: 
2010
Author: 
Yoshihiko Kawauchi
Publisher: 
Institute for Human Centered Design

Da Vinci Touch

IHCD collaborated with "Ces des Science" Museum in Paris to create Da Vinci Touch, a tactile and audio book about Leonardo Da Vinci's works. The book includes 21 relief engravings for tactile experience, a booklet with illustrations and captions in English and French, and a bilingual audio CD with full text documents and references.

Puchase the Da Vinci Touch at the IHCD Store

Year: 
2105
Cost: 
$60

Designing Inclusive Educational Spaces for Autism

You can purchase the paperback publication online at the IHCD store for $19.00 each. You can also download the file.

Year: 
2010
Cost: 
$19.00
Author: 
Rachna Khare
Publisher: 
Published by the Institute for Human Centered Design

Building a World Fit for People: Designers with Disabilities at Work

This book describes the career development of 21 designers with disabilities from around the world. Based on the initial research funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the book highlights the major influences that shaped each person's professional choices.

Year: 
2002
Cost: 
$15
ISBN: 
0-9708358-4-1
Author: 
Elaine Ostroff, Mark Limont, and Daniel G. Hunter
Publisher: 
Boston: Adaptive Environments
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