Good Fit Poor Fit Podcast
Exploring the interaction between people, design, and activity.
Good Fit Poor Fit is a podcast from The Universal Design Project, a nonprofit organization with a vision for every community across the United States to have a surplus of universally accessible homes. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and the most popular podcast platforms.
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Join us as we discuss how the perception of disability and the social determinants of health impact the widespread implementation of UD in US neighborhoods.
Paint color has a profound impact on how we interact with our world, sometimes causing us to run from it. Learn how color and contrast impact our function.
We discuss a home environment that’s often overlooked… college. It’s a place where individuals can live, work, play, learn, and thrive so it needs UD too!
We discuss how the design of a home impacts service dogs helping their humans and adaptive strategies people can use to care for pets.
Learn from our current OT student about his favorite UD things and how he became interested in non-traditional OT practice.
JMU Occupational Therapy student, Alee Halsey, shares her favorite UD things from raised gardening beds to flexible lighting solutions.
Learn more about how an architect has learned to focus on the benefits of universal design in residential design for the clients she serves!
Get to know Ashely and her great advice for DIYers like herself, to add in accessibility features with each home renovation.
OT student, Daniel-Hannah Grace, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in universal design!
Discussion regarding the dynamic shift in the occupational therapy profession and emerging areas of practice.
Our Design Advisors get candid about how they channeled their creative side to make a good fit when there was no available or affordable option.
The concept of a forever home and why most Americans want to remain in their homes for long periods of time, even if it is no longer a good fit.
Our Design Advisors share how flooring an be a good or poor fit in another episode of our candid conversations series!
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of bedrooms and closets can be a good fit or poor fit.
OT student, Rachel Melvin, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in an internship with our organization.
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of pathways to the front door can be a good fit or poor fit.
Our new interior design student, Nicole, sits down with the team to share what spawned her passion for universal design.
We welcome a very special guest today to discuss some favorite UD features and ideas!
Perspectives on UD features that can make homes welcoming for a wide variety of people.
What brought one of our most vocal design advisors to the world of universal design? Today we get to find out!
Today we chat about the top 3 UD features that come up in most conversations about accessible design.
Learn more about Matthew’s favorite UD things and how 6 Wheels Consulting is impacting the community.
What do some of our Design Advisors have to say about the accessibility (or lack thereof) in public restrooms?
An interview series to learn more about the effect of temporary disabilities on everyday life.
A chat about the smelly challenge of trash and some UD ideas that could make it easier for everyone!
A look back at some of our favorite moments from our first 50 episodes!
A chat about inclusive and accessible outdoor recreation, just in time for the summer!
It’s almost that time of year–summer vacation! Today we talk about vacation rentals and accessibility.
How can universal design be used to support COVID long haulers? Tune into our newest episode to find out!