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published Jan 1, 2010
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
published Jan 1, 2015
California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
The Accessibility Guidelines are intended as a reference manual and department policy on accessible design and shall be utilized in planning and implementing regular maintenance activities, construction projects, publications, exhibits, new programs, and special events. The guidelines are not a comprehensive set of requirements for all situations, but rather a summary of information from many sources which provide guidance for common uses in the State Park System. This document is an update to the 2009 edition.
published Jan 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Harrisburg Office)
This report will discuss how community organizing principles and practices can help organizations and agencies
connect with the communities they are working in to achieve comprehensive community engagement. As a
lack of resources is a common obstacle to achieving an inclusive process, Section Three of this report outlines
low cost outreach methods and emphasizes the importance of leveraging existing community based resources.
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 Nov 30, 2004
USDA Forest Service
Trails made with wood chips are difficult for those who use mobility aids because the surface is soft, uneven, and shifting.
published Oct 31, 2017
Federal Highway Administration
This document reviews notable practices and considerations for accommodating pedestrians with vision disabilities on shared streets. It focuses on streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles are intended to mix in the same space.
posted Jun 17, 2020
The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.
published Jun 1, 2015
National Park Service
While notable advancements have been made, much is needed to break down the barriers and embrace greater inclusivity. Parks, programs, and leaders across the service need more education, guidance, support, and resources to create more welcoming experiences for a broad spectrum of audiences.
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.
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