• UK HDI Fund for Excellence Award to fund Bluegrass Mountain Biking Accessibility Initiative

    UK HDI Fund for Excellence Award to fund Bluegrass Mountain Biking Accessibility Initiative

    Kentuckians will soon have access to an adaptive mountain biking trail, thanks in part to an internal grant funded by the UK Human Development Institute. The trail, to be built by the Kentucky Mountain Biking Association, will be designed with the interest of people with disabilities at the forefront, prioritizing input and feedback from trail…

  • HDI Launches Storytelling Website

    HDI Launches Storytelling Website

    The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Digital Storytelling Initiative highlights the stories and lived experiences of people with disabilities. By recording and collecting stories, the contributions of people with disabilities and their families are amplified to help shape the narrative of how disability impacts society. These stories can be found at HDI Voices, a website…

  • 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…

  • HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Expanded Photo Library to Improve Representation of Diversity, Employment, and the Lifespan

    HDI Fund for Excellence Awarded for Expanded Photo Library to Improve Representation of Diversity, Employment, and the Lifespan

    HDI’s Stephanie Meredith and Harold Kleinert recently received the HDI Fund for Excellence award to expand our photo library of people with disabilities from diverse backgrounds for the entire Institute and also the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources. These photos play a critical role in portraying diverse people with disabilities across the lifespan as active participants…