ERIC Number: ED031011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Recreation Planning for the Handicapped. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, VA.
The requirement that the handicapped be given special consideration as prerequisite to state participation in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program is stated, and the following groups of handicapped are specified: the physically, visually and aurally handicapped, and those persons with special health problems; the mentally retarded; the emotionally disturbed; and the multiply handicapped. Their limitations and what can be done to compensate for them are discussed. Modification of playgrounds and facilities and equipment for swimming, camping, fishing, and boating is described; national, state, and private agencies in several areas which can help are mentioned and their addresses are given. Case histories are provided of a self guiding nature trail in Aspen, Colorado, camping in San Francisco, California, and adaptation of recreation facilities in New York State (including park planning, access, toilet facilities, swimming pools, picnic areas, play areas, and miscellaneous facilities). Sixty-four references are cited. (JD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Camping, Design Requirements, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Individual Characteristics, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Natural Sciences, Physical Disabilities, Playgrounds, Private Agencies, Recreation, Recreational Facilities, Sanitary Facilities, Special Health Problems, State Agencies, Swimming Pools, Visual Impairments
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.40).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, VA.