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August 4, 2017

We are pleased to share two new public service announcements (PSAs) on ‘Aging, Disability and the ADA’ aimed at reaching older Americans with disabilities who may not be aware they have rights under the ADA. The PSAs feature iconic places in Boston, Cambridge and Worcester with examples of good accessibility that ensures community participation for older Americans that benefits all.  We encourage you to share the link to the PSAs in newsletters, on your websites, in social media and at meetings.

June 7, 2017

Save the date for a red carpet event to celebrate the anniversary of the ADA on July 26th!  This event will mark the release of new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) produced in partnership with Digital Eyes Film, and explore the role of media and motion pictures in framing (and reframing) our culturally embedded notions of disability.  The PSAs are part of a larger campaign produced by the Institute for Human Centered Design's New England ADA Center, aiming to reframe our understanding of disability in the context of changing demographic patterns inherent to our region: 

Featured speaker David Yanchulis from the U.S. Access Board and Kathy Gips, New England ADA Center present two workshops Wednesday, November 16 at Architecture Boston Expo!

October 31, 2016

BOSTON – The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), home to the New England Region Center for the American Disabilities Act, is launching two new initiatives, focusing attention on accessibility for an aging population and those with behavioral health and substance use issues.

Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, the Institute for Human Centered Design and affiliate New England ADA Center will hold an ice cream event for the public and media with a presentation from a leading thinker on mental health from the National Empowerment Center: “New Perceptions on Mental Health.”

July 12, 2016

Join us Tuesday August 9th at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland Street Boston, MA 02114
In recognition of the 26th Anniversary of the ADA, join us for ice cream and discussion with Oryx Cohen of the Empowerment Center and Co-Producer of "Healing Voices" a new documentary. Oryx will show clips of the new documentary, 'Healing Voices'.

May 10, 2016

Mental Health America’s (MHA) theme for Mental Health Month is - Life with a Mental Illness - MHA calls on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike (or submitting to MHA anonymously).

December 22, 2015

A two-year federal investigation has concluded that 83 percent of New York City’s public elementary schools are not “fully accessible” to children with disabilities, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

November 11, 2015

Kathy Gips, Director of Training at the New England ADA Center, will participate in two sessions at ABX 2015. ABX is the leading building industry event in the Northeast.

October 23, 2015

It's Complicated!

Did you know that people with a disability are less likely to have completed a bachelor's degree? Just 16% of people with disabilities completed a bachelor’s degree while 35% of people without disabilities completed at a bachelor’s degree. About 1 in 5 people with a disability had less  than a high school diploma, compared with 1 in 10 people with no disability. In a knowledge based economy, education counts!

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