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!
Hannah Pugh, OT and UX Designer tells us about how she became passionate about universal design of the user experience.
Universal design choices and tips to keep homes sparkly clean!
Our architecture student, Bethany, drops by to share her “UD and Me” origin story!
What style and placement choices make dishwashers most functional? We called on our Design Advisors to find out!
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.
Meaghan Walls shares her UD and Me story about what inspired her to pursue the design of inclusive communities and spaces.
In this episode, we learn about universal design features that really speak to our team member, Tiffany Dill!
What works best for reheating those holiday leftovers? We asked our Design Advisors for tips about accessible and functional microwave features!
A chat with the Executive Director of the Universal Design Project about his favorite UD features.
The first episode of our new mini-series about some of our favorite universal designs!
An interview with our 2019 intern about her work in healthcare interior design.
From style to safety — an overview of grab bars and how to find the best fit for your home.
An interview with Dr. Katie Hansen, OT, about considering sensory needs in design.
An interview with Danise Levine, Assistant Director of the IDEA Center at the University of Buffalo.
Tips for designing and setting up a home entrance that is functional, safe, and germ-free!
An overview of alarms and alert systems for the Deaf and hard of hearing that can actually keep us all safe!
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?
Rebecca Langbein joins in on the conversation to discuss unique design tips that benefit those with memory loss, yet are helpful for all.
Recently, we had a Good Fit Poor Fit listener write in hoping to learn more about Universal Design. Like many of us these days when seeking to learn something new, our listener was scanning the web for TED talks that discuss Universal Design but was having trouble finding what she was looking for. We agree […]
Learn why little details make a big difference in the design and layout of a bedroom.
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.
Our design advisors shared their feedback on a sink that is height adjustable and swings to different locations. Yet, is it universal?
How do we figure out what makes a universally designed home affordable to build?
“Your home should be the great equalizer – where your disability doesn’t matter.”
We discuss some uniquely universal ways to cut down on clutter plus keep things organized and accessible.
Our design advisors weigh in on a kitchen design. Is it a good fit or a poor fit?
Experiential education! Deeper understanding is gained when people can practice tasks then apply lessons learned to their life.
Hannah Hoyt takes a deep dive into a number of issues related to the costs of multifamily housing in her newly-published report with Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, More for Less? An Inquiry into Design and Construction Strategies for Addressing Multifamily Housing Costs. It’s worth a read. There’s a lot to talk about, but […]
“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