NCA’s training programs are designed to actively engage practitioners in examining and resolving recreation access issues. Our instructors are nationally recognized for their expertise and commitment to inclusive recreation environments for people with disabilities. Thousands of park and recreation professionals, architects, landscape architects, planners, interpreters, accessibility coordinators, administrators, advocates, and consumers have participated in NCA training programs. These practitioners have subsequently led change within their organizations and communities resulting in a society more inclusive of people with disabilities.
NCA offers training in a variety of formats, including:
Classroom Courses, Presentations, and Workshops
Our classroom courses engage practitioners with current, real-world issues surrounding access to parks and recreation for those new to accessibility as well as for accessibility experts.
Introductory courses cover topics such as disability awareness, legal obligations, standards, and program access. Advanced courses are tailored to specific fields such as interpretation, design, facilities, and historic and cultural sites.
Our instructors are available to speak on a variety of accessibility-related topics and to conduct short, interactive training workshops for your staff or event.
NCA offers development and hosting of e-courses, webinars, and other web-based training materials specifically tailored to your organization.
Please see our catalog of training courses and certificate programs on a range of accessibility issues related to parks and recreation, ranging from free essential courses to courses on service animals, Accessible Design and Recreation and our flagship Foundations of Accessibility Certification Program.