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.

047: COVID Long Haulers

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

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.

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?

022: The design of our homes profoundly affects our health.

“Your home should be the great equalizer – where your disability doesn’t matter.”

021: Finding a place for everything in the bathroom.

We discuss some uniquely universal ways to cut down on clutter plus keep things organized and accessible.

020: The tale of two kitchens in one!

Our design advisors weigh in on a kitchen design. Is it a good fit or a poor fit?