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Play for All–Thinking Outside the Ramp

Article written by Mara Kaplan and Ian Proud. Reprinted with Permission from Recreation Magazine It’s time to rethink ramps. Since the 1970s, parks and recreation departments have been obligated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide outdoor play equipment that is accessible. That means there must… Read more Play for All–Thinking Outside the Ramp

Ideas for the design of your accessible playground from Unlimited Play

Unlimited Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps to plan, design, and build fully accessible playgrounds that allow all children – regardless of their abilities – to play together. A valuable resource in our community, Unlimited Play has the unique expertise in this area, and are available to assist in the development of something… Read more Ideas for the design of your accessible playground from Unlimited Play

Top 10 considerations when designing an accessible playground

Below is an excerpt from Technical Guidance relating to Playground Layout & Design produced by Association of Play Industries (API)  in cooperation with  Kids,  and Register of Play Inspectors Internationa.  All three of these organizations are located in the United Kingdom. In this excerpt, dealing specifically about accessible playgrounds are some key thoughts about developing truly… Read more Top 10 considerations when designing an accessible playground

Inclusive University–Learn best practices in inclusion and accessibility

Become a Certified Inclusivity Assessor! Learn about best practices in inclusion and accessibility so that you can assess sites and facilities for physical, administrative, and programmatic inclusion. Help build a state-wide system that provides accurate and descriptive information about recreation places and spaces. Whether you are a person with a disability, family member, recreation provider,… Read more Inclusive University–Learn best practices in inclusion and accessibility

Beyond the Ramp

Follow the link to the webinar Mara Kaplan created for KaBOOM .  The webinar gives you ideas for building an accessible playground with fewer ramps and more consideration to people who have other disabilities besides those who use a mobility devise. http://eventcenter.commpartners.com/se/Meetings/Playback.aspx?meeting.id=343329