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!

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!

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!

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?

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.