ERIC Number: ED197574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Making Outdoor Play Areas Usable for All Children.
Grosse, Susan J.
Practical Pointers, v4 n5 Sep 1980
The booklet considers ways of developing new playground areas that are accessible to all children and adapting existing areas to make them suitable for use by handicapped and nonhandicapped children alike. Criteria for selecting equipment includes the interests and needs of the users; the movement needs of children (including movement involving perceptual motor functioning, object manipulation, and fantasy play); changes in accessibility (ramps, railings, height variance, walkways, and specially designed equipment); and safety factors (specific considerations of such materials as metal, wood, rope, and paint). Playground layout is discussed. A final section considers guidelines for equipment use. (CL)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Athletic Equipment, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Activities, Play, Playgrounds, Safety
AAHPERD, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($2.00, Stock No. 245-26856).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.
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