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Advocacy

There’s a 60% Probability…

“In the United States of America, it has been estimated that there is a 60% probability that any new house will be occupied by a person with a functional impairment over its life span.” Smith SK, Rayer S, Smith EA. Aging and disability: implications for the housing industry and housing policy in the United States. […]

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Advocacy

Prevalence of Accessible Housing in the U.S.

The United States has an accessible housing problem: there aren’t enough available options.

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Journal

Designing a “Good Fit” For All People

Universal design must enable people to be independent in daily tasks when human impairments are present.

004: Invisible Disabilities & Universal Design

Sarah and Kati talk about various universal design features to increase function for those living with invisible disabilities.

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Design Projects

Results from student-led design exercises

Check out some drawings, 3D renders, and a floor plan of a universally designed home.

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Journal

Takeaways from a universal design exercise

The process of universal design needs to be collaborative, but collaboration is challenging.

003: Reflections on patients and their homes

Sarah talks with Kati about discharge scenarios and what home modifications looked like for their patients.

002: PEO Model & Collaboration

Design can create a “good fit,” or a “poor fit.” One of the models we use is the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model of Occupational Performance.

001: Mission & Vision

Welcome to the first episode of the Good Fit Poor Fit podcast! Learn more about The Universal Design Project and what got us to where we are today.

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Journal

Kati’s Story: Multigenerational Needs for Universal Design

Kati discusses how a universally designed home would have improved her family’s function after multiple health events.