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PEL Consulting

PEL Consulting provides professional development and research services related to trail use and other types of recreation that includes people with disabilities. Services are provided throughout Canada and the USA through the provisions of NAFTA. Principal is Patti Longmuir.

Training and workshops offered

Training courses are offered in accessible and universal trail design, the Universal Trail Assessment Process, and providing trail and recreation services to people of all abilities. Other training opportunities include creating positive attitudes towards inclusive services, effective advocacy, and inclusion in fitness and physical activity services.

Publications and resources

Patti Longmuir is a co-author or chapter author of the following texts:

Axelson, P., Longmuir, P., Mispagel, K., Passo, M. (2003). Universal Trail Assessment Process Trainer Manual. Minden, NV: PAX Press

Axelson, P., Longmuir, P., Mispagel, K., Passo, M. (2003). Universal Trail Assessment Process Trainer Resource Manual. Minden, NV: PAX Press

Axelson, P., Longmuir, P., Mispagel, K., Passo, M. (2003). Universal Trail Assessment Process Master Trainer Manual. Minden, NV: PAX Press

Longmuir, P.E. (2003). Creating inclusive physical activity opportunities: An abilities-based approach. In R.D. Steadward, E.J. Watkinson, & G.D. Wheeler (Eds.), Adapted Physical Activity. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press, pp. 363-382.

Axelson, P., Kelley, W., Longmuir, P., Mispagel, K., Passo, M., Pasternak M., Pratt, T., Tuohy, J., Wong, K., Wright, W., & Yamada, D.A. (2002). Universal Trail Assessment Process training guide: Assessing outdoor paths, access routes, and trails to collect access, mapping, and maintenance information. Minden, NV: PAX Press

Bhambhani, Y., Coutts, K., Longmuir, P. E., Lyons, R., Seidl, C., & Wheeler, G. (2002). Inclusive fitness and lifestyle services for all disAbilities. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Kirschbaum, J.B., Axelson, P.W., Longmuir, P.E., Mispagel, K.M., Stein, J.A., & Yamada, D.A. (2001). Designing sidewalks and trails for access - Part II of II: Best practices design guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation.

Axelson, P.W., Chesney, D.A., Galvan, D.V., Kirschbaum, J.B., Longmuir, P.E., Lyons, C., & Wong, K.M. (1999). Designing sidewalks and trails for access - Part I of II: Review of existing guidelines and practices. Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway Administration.

Axelson, P.W., Yamada, D.A., Longmuir, P., Coutts, K., Rose, S., Smith, J. & Ysselstein, J. (1999). Accessible exterior surfaces: Technical report. Washington, DC: U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

Axelson, P.W., Kirschbaum, J., Yamada, D., Siekman, A., Kambitsch, K., Longmuir, P., McCambridge, M., Mispagel, K. (1999). Recommendations for addressing accessibility in amusement parks. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

Axelson, P.W., Yamada Chesney, D., Longmuir, P.E., & Wright, W. (1998). Computerized mapping of outdoor trails for accessibility. Phase II final report. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human development, National Institutes of Health.

Longmuir, P.E., & Axelson P.W. (1996). Assistive technology for recreation. In J.C. Galvin and M.J. Scherer (Eds.). Evaluating, selecting and using appropriate assistive technology. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc., pp. 162-191.

Longmuir, P.E., & Axelson, P.W. (In review). Sport equipment. In S. Gavron and K. DePauw (Eds.), Disability and Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.Longmuir, P.E., Finney, D., & Conrad, J. (In review). Canadian TrailPAQ Inventory Process training manual. Ottawa, ON: Go for Green.

Contact information

Patti Longmuir, PEL Consulting
159 Broadlands Blvd., Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3A 1K1
Phone: (416) 445-2358 - Fax: (416) 445-2347

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