This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.
This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features. A real world application will be presented and discussed that demonstrates how creek ways are being used to connect communities city-wide and how its trails system has been made more interesting and user friendly through the use of QR Codes and the High Efficiency Trails Assessment Process (HETAP).
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.
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.
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.
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.