ERIC Number: ED189774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Access to Recreation: A Report on the National Hearing on Recreation for Handicapped Persons for Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Final Report.
Fay, Frederick A.; Minch, Janet
The report contains the information provided at the national hearing of the Architectural and Transportation Compliance Board regarding recreation for the handicapped. The bulk of the document consists of abstracts of testimony which included both written statements and cross examination questions from such individuals as John H. Davis, executive director of the National Recreation and Parks Association; Benjamin Gary, Jr., president of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Craig Huber, recreation director of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Hartford; Lee Meyer, president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society; and Julian U. Stein, consultant on programs for the handicapped of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Witnesses are identified by the organization and part of the country represented and the witness's role in recreation for the disabled. This information is usually followed by the witness's introductory statement detailing problems encountered in seeking, planning, providing, or using recreational facilities and sites and providing suggestions for solving problems. The testimony is analyzed in another section in terms of six major goal areas: increase accessibility of facilities through compliance with design and site requirements; provide training to general and specific populations about disabled persons with respect to recreation; integrate disabled persons with the general population in recreation to the maximum feasible extent; involve disabled consumers in the recreation processes that affect them and the general public; provide adequate and appropriate transportation to, from, and within recreation areas; and broaden opportunities to enjoy recreational resources. A final section lists recommendations resulting from testimony. (SBH)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Building Design, Disabilities, Hearings, Recreation, Recreational Facilities, Transportation
Compliance Board, Room 1014 HEW Switzer Building, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201 (Single copy free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Human Development.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. New England Medical Center.