• HDI to pilot Professional Certification in Universal Design

    HDI to pilot Professional Certification in Universal Design

    A University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI) Fund for Excellence award has been given to Christina Espinosa Bard and Patti Singleton to offer a professional certification to equip people to use the principles of Universal Design (UD) in the workplace. This will expand HDI’s current undergraduate certificate program available to UK students from…

  • Eagle Scout Project Supports Alternative Communication

    Eagle Scout Project Supports Alternative Communication

    Nate Slack, a senior at West Jessamine High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 473 at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, completed his Eagle Scout project by leading volunteers to print 3-D tactile symbols developed by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Project Core. Nate used resources provided by the Jessamine County…

  • HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on Christina Espinosa Bard

    HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on Christina Espinosa Bard

    To me, HDI is my place, my dream job. I hope to stay with HDI for the duration of my career. I feel so blessed and lucky to be a part of HDI, and to get to do work that I love, that I continue to learn from, and that can make a difference individually and systemically. —Christina…

  • Lexington ADA Taskforce Leads the Way on State Residential Code Changes Toward Universal Design!

    Lexington ADA Taskforce Leads the Way on State Residential Code Changes Toward Universal Design!

    Two residential building code changes written by a subcommittee of Lexington’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Task Force have now been adopted as part of the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code (KRC). With support from leaders in Lexington and the leadership of the ADA Task Force, these two KRC codes went into effect August 22, 2018 for the…

  • The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: March

    The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: March

    HDI and HDI CATS has launched an ADA Training series to be held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act. The next training will be led by Jason Jones and will cover ADA and EMPLOYMENT: Exploring TITLE 1 on March 22 from 10-11am. You can register…

  • HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) Opens in the New Year!

    HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) is the new regional Assistive Technology Regional Center (ATRC) serving Lexington and the surrounding region starting January 2. This center can loan assistive technology to Kentuckians with disabilities to help individuals achieve their goals and live successfully in their communities. Join us for the Grand Opening celebration on…