NCA Publishes Results of Playground Surface Study

Indiana University Newsroom FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Results from a five-year Indiana University study of accessible play surfaces reveal the importance of proper installation and regular maintenance. Erring in either can create barriers to play, learning and development for a child with disabilities and can […]

A Longitudinal Study of Playground Surfaces to Evaluate Accessibility

October 23, 2013 Jennifer Skulski, CPSINational Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington I. Introduction to the Study Purpose In 2008, the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University initiated a longitudinal study of playground surfaces with research funding by the U.S. Access Board.  The purpose of this longitudinal study was […]

Access Board Issues Final Rule for Outdoor Developed Areas

On September 26, the U.S. Access Board published its Final Rule on accessibility standards for outdoor developed areas including trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, scenic viewing areas and beaches.  The new standards are part of the Architectural Barriers Act.  The final rule applies to the following federal agencies and their […]

Terminology and People First Language

Interacting with People with Disabilities October 1, 2012 National Center on AccessibilityNational Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington Interacting with an individual who has a disability might be considered awkward and uncomfortable for some people. By being knowledgeable on the appropriate terms and methods of communication, interacting […]