ERIC Number: ED148817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Making Physical Education and Recreation Facilities Accessible to All: Planning, Designing, Adapting.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Architectural barriers deny many members of society convenient access to indoor and outdoor recreational environments and facilities. Individuals with different handicapping conditions are often hindered in getting from one place to another by such barriers. This publication is designed to serve as a beginning reference and resource about architectural barriers and accessibility. Specific chapters deal with application of general principles, legislative mandates, rules, and regulations pertaining to physical education, recreation, sports, and related facilities so that each is accessible to the physically handicapped. Focus is on removal of physical and architectural barriers in facilities used for physical activities so that everyone can use them regardless of type or severity of handicapping condition. In seven chapters the following subjects are discussed: (1) accessibility and attitudes; (2) architectural accessibility legislation; (3) physical education and recreation facilities; (4) swimming pools; (5) outdoor recreation facilities; (6) playgrounds; (7) transportation and travel. Each chapter concludes with an annotated bibliography for further reading. (JD)
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Building Design, Facility Planning, Physical Disabilities, Playgrounds, Recreation, Recreation Legislation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Recreationists, Swimming Pools
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.