ERIC Number: ED215770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Play Spaces to Accommodate Disabled Children. Research Project 14.
Melvin, James H.
This report deals primarily with the design of an integrated free play environment for both able-bodied and disabled children. First, the different types of handicaps (and their debilitating effects) which affect children, and the different mobility aids which are used by these children are discussed. Then, a number of guidelines concerning selection of the playground site, space allocation, and play opportunities are presented along with preliminary ideas for play space design. Also included is a case study which illustrates possible modifications to existing play facilities so that disabled and able children can play together. A one page list of common poisonous plants is appended, and a bibliography is attached. (MP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childhood Needs, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Facility Expansion, Facility Planning, Guidelines, Play, Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Site Development, Site Selection
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canadian Housing Information Centre, Montreal Road, National Office, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OP7 (free of charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Integrated Playground Facilities
Note: Part of the research program undertaken by the Children's Environments Advisory Service for the International Year of the Child.