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Featured Product of the Month: The Bradley Timepiece

From the creators of Eone Time, The Bradley Timepiece is named after Bradley Synder, a former navel officer Bradley who lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011. He went on to compete in the 2012 Paralympics in London and win gold and silver medals in swimming.

For the visually impaired, The Bradley makes day-to-day life possible without drawing attention to their disability. For sighted users, The Bradley offers a unique and discrete way of telling time whether you're in a business meeting, social luncheon, or dark theater.

Stop by and check out The Bradley in our store or visit us online at www.IHCDstore.org. This timepiece would make a perfect gift for the holiday season. Hurry now while supplies last!

Ernst Van Dyk at IHCD

Ernst Van Dyk looking up with the victory crown in his hand

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and IHCD are proud to present Ernst Van Dyk at the Lunch& learn this Friday

To complete one marathon is no easy task. But with nine Boston Marathon wins, Ernst van Dyk not just accomplished the unprecedented, he's made history. Ernst has won more titles than any other male athlete in the marathon's prestigious 115 year history. A racing legend, Ernst has won marathons world wide and multiple medals at paralympics in both handcycling and wheelchair marathons, including gold in 2008 in Beijing.

Ernst was born in apartheid South Africa with a disability. Doctors told his parents he would only face a lifetime of hardship. Rather than listen to what people told him he could not do, Ernst was raised to believe that anything was possible. Today, Ernst is a world-renowned athlete, advocate, and champion who is an inspiration to thousands across the globe.

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture 12:00pm Friday, April 12th 200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

New IHCD Publication

Cover of the book "Universal Design" by Hubert Froyen
Professor Froyen has written an extraordinary book that captures the history and context of the inclusive design movement internationally. He analyzes the opportunity for moving beyond the conceptual commitment to universal design and shares a strategy for tying Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language to user/expert engagement on a large scale that would deliver a greater diversity of ideas, forms and materials for the spectrum of man-made environments to be more inclusively designed.

Great Gift Idea!

iGuy in green, blue, and orange
Meet iGuy — the free-standing foam case for the new iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad original. Every bit as protective as he is a blast to use, iGuy is the perfect iPad accessory for kids and grownups alike. He's lightweight, easy to hold, and he can stand on his own two feet, even while holding up your iPad. He may look like he’s all about fun, but his soft, squishy body disguises tough EVA foam protection. iGuy will help you feel more secure as you hand your iPad over to your baby or small child!
Buy it today!

Become a User/Expert !

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. A user/expert can be anyone who has developed natural experience in dealing with the challenges of our physical, information, communication or policy environment. Specifically we are looking for candidates with a variety of physical, sensory and brain-based functional limitations including the incremental systemic changes of aging. Participants will help to review the usability and accessibility of anything from physical environments to products, services and new technologies. Many different techniques will be used as each project is different. Some projects may take just one hour while others may involve participation over a longer period of time, cash stipends will be based on the type and length of a project. There is no need to have previous experience. The Lab will have a physical space at IHCD headquarters in downtown Boston but some research could be done on location if the particular project demands it. We would work to coordinate timing with your availability. If you are interested in becoming a part of our User/Expert Database please email UserExpertLab@IHCDesign.org or fill out an application form

Coming SOON !

An I phone with sugru on each corner
sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and materials scientists, sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it’s that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean to Antarctica. Read the fantastic story of this product Here http://sugru.com/us/story

Don't miss the July Lunch & Learn

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture

12:00pm Wednesday, July 25th

200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Presenter Laurie Block, Founder of the online Disability History Museum, will speak on the topic of, "The Work of Change-Making: Generations of Disability Advocacy: 1820-1968."

The event will take place on July 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM at the accessible offices of the Institute for Human Centered Design which are located at 200 Portland Street in Boston, near the North Station MBTA station. American Sign Language Interpreters and CART provided.

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public, but please remember to register.