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?

018: “How does inaccessibility impact your health?”

“It was not until I actually gained more access in and out of the house that my health truly got better. My mental health went up and I felt more worth than I had felt before.” -James

Categories
Advocacy

The average age of a home in the US is 46 years old!

We should be designing universally accessible homes for future generations now.

Categories
Advocacy

Households with a member with a disability have 36% less income than those without.

People with disabilities regularly compromise on housing based on what’s financially accessible, often negatively affecting physical and mental health.

016: Housing and Collaboration: Stories from the Field

Experiences as occupational therapists collaborating with building and design professionals.

011: Are “stramps” universally designed?

We discuss how the internet isn’t always accurate in the description of universal design, and what our Design Advisors thought of this ramp/stair design.

010: When you question if that backyard party is worth it or not

A backyard party at someone’s home turns from excitement to heartbreak when you have to question if you can attend the due to inaccessibility.

007: Do no-step entrances matter?

Of course they do. We’re talking about universal design! Listen to Julie & Jackson’s story. You’ll learn about what they have to do just to visit family or friends.