ERIC Number: ED176449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-2
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Horizons in Commercial Recreation for Disabled People.
Nesbitt, John A.
Based on a presentation given at the 1974 National Conference on Commercial Recreation for Disabled People, the paper examines the role of commercial recreation in the lives of the handicapped. Examples of commercial recreation enterprises are listed for equipment, goods and products; recreation centers, services, and schools; entertainment; activity facilities; and travel and tourism. The author suggests that there is an upsurge in recreation's involvement with the handicapped. Among potential problems listed for commercial recreation are negative attitudes, communiction problems, and concerns over illness and medical problems. The author suggest ways to follow up the conference and encourage normalization. Among five appendixes are sample conference worksheets and a checklist of commercial recreation accessibility. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Recreation, Inc., Iowa City, IA.
Note: Conference Working Paper presented at the National Conference on Commercial Recreation and Disabled People (Washington, D.C., May 2, 1979)