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.
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.
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.
Learn about how we collaborate and why our professional team members and volunteers are a valuable part of the design/build process.
How can universal design be used to support COVID long haulers? Tune into our newest episode to find out!
Allow us to introduce our newest student, Sally Kiker. She shares how she became interested in Universal Design!
Meet our new student, Lauren Dexter and learn what she’s curious about in the world of Universal Design!
Rebecca Langbein joins in on the conversation to discuss unique design tips that benefit those with memory loss, yet are helpful for all.
Learn why little details make a big difference in the design and layout of a bedroom.
“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
Kati reflects on her experience as an occupational therapy student and discusses how she promoted our organization and her future profession.
Experiences as occupational therapists collaborating with building and design professionals.
Even though these tubs are a current design trend, we polled our Design Advisors and they all agree this product’s design isn’t safe for most people.
Kati, an occupational therapy student, shares a story about how her client was able to look and feel her best for a special event because her bathroom was universally designed.
Sarah discusses how her friend increased the functionality of her garden by using raised garden beds and how an outdoor space improves mental health.
We discuss 3 themes from a peer-reviewed article: form versus function, the earlier the better, and universal design as a specialist area.
This article unpacks three practice settings in which an an occupational therapist could collaborate with professionals in the home building industry.
Kati briefly explains the OT profession and introduces her doctoral capstone project.
Kati recounts a story about a patient who broke a hip and had struggles with a common yet meaningful task.
The process of universal design needs to be collaborative, but collaboration is challenging.
Sarah talks with Kati about discharge scenarios and what home modifications looked like for their patients.
Design can create a “good fit,” or a “poor fit.” One of the models we use is the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model of Occupational Performance.