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.
077: UD and Me Brittany Wagner
Our OT student shares some of her favorite UD things: including a product that makes cooking on the stove easier.
076: Airbnb Accessibility Update
Thinking about traveling soon? Check out the new updates on Airbnb for highlighting listings with accessible features!
075: Accessible Communities
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.
074: Paint Color – An Array of UD Options
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.
073: Universal Design: Living and Learning on Campus
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!
072: Home Design and Service Dogs
We discuss how the design of a home impacts service dogs helping their humans and adaptive strategies people can use to care for pets.
071: UD and Me Nate Pickett
Learn from our current OT student about his favorite UD things and how he became interested in non-traditional OT practice.
070: UD and Me Alee Halsey
JMU Occupational Therapy student, Alee Halsey, shares her favorite UD things from raised gardening beds to flexible lighting solutions.
069: Interview with Taylor Davis
Learn more about how an architect has learned to focus on the benefits of universal design in residential design for the clients she serves!
068: UD and Me Ashley Miller
Get to know Ashely and her great advice for DIYers like herself, to add in accessibility features with each home renovation.
067: UD and Me Daniel-Hannah Grace
OT student, Daniel-Hannah Grace, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in universal design!
066: Non-Traditional OT Practice
Discussion regarding the dynamic shift in the occupational therapy profession and emerging areas of practice.
065: Learned Creativity
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.
064: Forever Homes
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.
063: Conversations about Flooring
Our Design Advisors share how flooring an be a good or poor fit in another episode of our candid conversations series!
062: Conversations about Bedrooms
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of bedrooms and closets can be a good fit or poor fit.
061: UD and Me: Rachel Melvin
OT student, Rachel Melvin, shares her favorite UD things and how she became interested in an internship with our organization.
060: Conversations about Outside Pathways
Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of pathways to the front door can be a good fit or poor fit.
059: UD and Me: Nicole Grinberg
Our new interior design student, Nicole, sits down with the team to share what spawned her passion for universal design.
058: UD and Me: Maria Lindbergh
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.
056: UD and Me: Viola Dwyer
What brought one of our most vocal design advisors to the world of universal design? Today we get to find out!
055: Most Common UD Features
Today we chat about the top 3 UD features that come up in most conversations about accessible design.
054: UD and Me: Matthew Shapiro
Learn more about Matthew’s favorite UD things and how 6 Wheels Consulting is impacting the community.
053: Public Restrooms
What do some of our Design Advisors have to say about the accessibility (or lack thereof) in public restrooms?
052: Temporary Disabilities
An interview series to learn more about the effect of temporary disabilities on everyday life.
051: Trash Day!
A chat about the smelly challenge of trash and some UD ideas that could make it easier for everyone!
050: 50th Episode Celebration!
A look back at some of our favorite moments from our first 50 episodes!
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.