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.

August 12, 2016

The New England ADA celebrated the 26th Annivesary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Oryx Cohen and his presentation on Hope, Healing and the ADA: New Perceptions on Mental Health on Tuesday, August 9 at the Institute for Human Center Design’s headquarters.

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'.

June 30, 2016

by Katherine Blakeslee
Sandy Ho is a person of color, has a disability and a member of the LGBTQ community. In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando on June 12, her collective identities felt even closer to her. As Sandy read the headlines on June 13, she asked herself, “How can anyone separate one part of themselves from the next? Where does my Asian-American identity end, and my disability, and queer identities begin?”

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).

May 6, 2016

May is Mental Health Month and what a better way to kick it off than with a grass roots global release of Healing Voices Documentary!

The producers of “Healing Voices” – a new social action documentary about mental health released the film via community screening partners in a coordinated global event. The movie will screened in more than 130 locations across the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia on and around April 29th as part of the movie’s “ONE NIGHT, ONE VOICE” grass roots release.

January 27, 2016

“On January 5th 2016 Thomas Manning, New Hampshire Assistant Secretary of State, presented information about theHelp America Vote Act (HAVA) and the strides New Hampshire has made in providing accessible voting. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–252), is a United States federal law which passed in the House 357-48, 92-2 in the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bush on October 29, 2002.

January 14, 2016

by Katherine Blakeslee
I had the pleasure of meeting Rex Pace while he was attending the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) on November 19. He was presenting in two sessions one entitled, “ADA Updates 2015” and the other, “ADA and Mass Architectural Access Board Regulations Untangling the Confusion,” alongside Kathy Gips, who is our Director of Training at the New England ADA Center. Mr. Pace is the senior accessibility specialist at the U.S. Access Board, and also serves as the technical assistance coordinator.

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.


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