published Apr 2020
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
published Jun 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 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 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 Nov 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 Jan 1993
A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)
published Jan 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.
published Feb 2020
American Trails Staff
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
published Aug 2018
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.