published Nov 25, 2013
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), are issuing a final rule that amends the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
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.
published Aug 1, 2012
USDA Forest Service
This guidebook was written to help designers and managers apply FSORAG and FSTAG to their work and to pro- vide guidance for integrating accessibility into outdoor recreation site and trail projects.
published Sep 26, 2013
American Trails Staff
On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.
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.
published Jun 1, 2006
An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.
posted Feb 17, 2018
This course is designed to help water trail managers and outfitters improve opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy water trails.
posted Feb 16, 2018
This webinar will provide an overview of Mass Audubon’s All Persons Hiking Trails.
posted Feb 12, 2018
This 90-minute webinar covered the trails portion of the final "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas." These new accessibility guidelines for federal lands cover new or altered trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and related recreation facilities.
published Aug 1, 2013
USDA Forest Service
The FSTAG and the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) are the legally enforceable standards for use in outdoor recreation areas on the National Forest System for the facilities, routes, and features addressed in these guidelines.