049: The Great Outdoors

A chat about inclusive and accessible outdoor recreation, just in time for the summer!

048: Summer Vacation!

It’s almost that time of year–summer vacation! Today we talk about vacation rentals and accessibility.

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Education

3D Printed Universal Design Products

While 3D printing is beginning to merge with home building, its ability to create products that provide more versatility in design holds great potential.

047: COVID Long Haulers

How can universal design be used to support COVID long haulers? Tune into our newest episode to find out!

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Education

3D Printed Homes: A New Concept in Home Design

Lauren Dexter explores the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing, plus the impacts on the design of a home for universal accessibility.

046: UD and Me: Sally Kiker

Allow us to introduce our newest student, Sally Kiker. She shares how she became interested in Universal Design!

045: UD and Me: Lauren Dexter

Meet our new student, Lauren Dexter and learn what she’s curious about in the world of Universal Design!

044: Invisible Universal Design

At its best, universal design is invisible! Listen for some examples of design that you may not even realize works for a wide variety of users!

043: UD and Me: Hannah Pugh

Hannah Pugh, OT and UX Designer tells us about how she became passionate about universal design of the user experience.

042: Cleaning

Universal design choices and tips to keep homes sparkly clean!

041: UD and Me: Bethany Hurd

Our architecture student, Bethany, drops by to share her “UD and Me” origin story!

040: Dishwashers

What style and placement choices make dishwashers most functional? We called on our Design Advisors to find out!

039: Weather the Weather – Climate Considerations

How can universal design play a part in weather-proofing your home? In this episode, we discuss climate considerations for designing and building universal residences.

038: UD and Me: Meaghan Walls

Meaghan Walls shares her UD and Me story about what inspired her to pursue the design of inclusive communities and spaces.

037: UD and Me: Tiffany Dill

In this episode, we learn about universal design features that really speak to our team member, Tiffany Dill!

036: Microwave Locations & More!

What works best for reheating those holiday leftovers? We asked our Design Advisors for tips about accessible and functional microwave features!

035: UD and Me: Scott Pruett

A chat with the Executive Director of the Universal Design Project about his favorite UD features.

034: Introducing: “UD and Me”

The first episode of our new mini-series about some of our favorite universal designs!

033: Brooke Thabit, Interior Designer

An interview with our 2019 intern about her work in healthcare interior design.

032: Grab Bars

From style to safety — an overview of grab bars and how to find the best fit for your home.

031: Designing for the Senses

An interview with Dr. Katie Hansen, OT, about considering sensory needs in design.

030: Interview with Danise Levine, Universal Design Champion

An interview with Danise Levine, Assistant Director of the IDEA Center at the University of Buffalo.

029: Welcome Home! Entrances and Entryways

Tips for designing and setting up a home entrance that is functional, safe, and germ-free!

028: Alerts and Alarms

An overview of alarms and alert systems for the Deaf and hard of hearing that can actually keep us all safe!

027: Happy 30th Anniversary to the ADA!

A discussion about the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. How far have we come? Where can we go next to make spaces equitably accessible?

026: Designing for Dementia

Rebecca Langbein joins in on the conversation to discuss unique design tips that benefit those with memory loss, yet are helpful for all.

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Advocacy

Universal Design TED Talks

Recently, we had a Good Fit Poor Fit listener write in hoping to learn more about Universal Design. Like many of us these days when seeking to learn something new, our listener was scanning the web for TED talks that discuss Universal Design but was having trouble finding what she was looking for. We agree […]

025: What makes a bedroom comfortable and functional?

Learn why little details make a big difference in the design and layout of a bedroom.

024: COVID-19 is changing the way we interact & use our homes.

If communities can change how things are done with this virus, we can transform the approach to home design for families with and without disabilities.

023: A sink that moves? Take my money!

Our design advisors shared their feedback on a sink that is height adjustable and swings to different locations. Yet, is it universal?