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posted Jul 25, 2020
Learn how different communities have developed and maintained inclusive trails that can be used by mountain bikers of all abilities.
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 Dec 5, 2019
American Trails Staff
Specific skills used in Interpreting regulations and legislation; applying federal laws on environmental, historic issues; providing accessible routes under the Americans with Disabilities Act; developing and enforcing trail regulations; responding to legal and liability issues.
posted Nov 5, 2019
Ramps, typically used for building access, are often provided on trails.
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.
published Jan 23, 2019
Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.
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