We should be designing universally accessible homes for future generations now.
People with disabilities regularly compromise on housing based on what’s financially accessible, often negatively affecting physical and mental health.
Check out some drawings, 3D renders, and a floor plan of a universally designed home.
The process of universal design needs to be collaborative, but collaboration is challenging.
There are many areas of practice in OT. Here’s my story.
The Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model of Occupational Performance comes from the field of occupational therapy and helps identify the relationships between a person, an environment, and occupations (activities). These relationships support and enhance a person’s ability (Law et al, 1996); interestingly, that’s what universal design is all about. The relationship between each helps us understand the quality of occupational performance (i.e., function) that […]
Ron Mace is credited with coining the term “universal design.” This is a fictional interview that might be what we’d expect if he were still alive.