“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. […]
The United States has an accessible housing problem: there aren’t enough available options.
Universal design must enable people to be independent in daily tasks when human impairments are present.
Sarah and Kati talk about various universal design features to increase function for those living with invisible disabilities.
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.
Sarah talks with Kati about discharge scenarios and what home modifications looked like for their patients.
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.
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.
Kati discusses how a universally designed home would have improved her family’s function after multiple health events.