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published May 1, 2008
As a result of frequent inquiries regarding best practices from practitioners, NCA initiated this research study in order to ascertain which practices in the field of parks and recreation accessibility management exceed the minimum standards set forth by the ADA and other disability-related legislation.
published Nov 1, 2001
Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD
The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.
published Jan 1, 1993
A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)
published Jan 1, 2011
Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos with McMaster University,
Kathleen A. Martin Ginis with McMaster University
This study descriptively measured the universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for Ontarians living with mobility disabilities.
posted Aug 26, 2019
In partnership with Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar addresses methods used in constructing equestrian trails for shared use while also including ADA interface in an urban environment.
published Feb 1, 2014
U.S. Access Board,
National Center on Accessibility
In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.
posted Feb 28, 2019
This webinar will discuss how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.
posted May 10, 2018
On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC),
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
Access for people with disabilities
Peter Axelson with Beneficial Designs, Inc.,
Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department,
Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.
This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.
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Engineered ramp along vertical wall brings pedestrians and bikers from sidewalk along Speer Blvd down to Cherry Creek Trail, Denver
Ramp in downtown Reno, Nevada to trail along Truckee River; note level landing above pedestrian
Ramp leads visitors from parking lot down the slope to rail trail on Withlacoochie State Trail, Florida
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R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company Inc. / Pilot Rock
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