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 […]

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 […]

Exhibit Design Relating to Low Vision and Blindness Summary Report

January 10, 2011 National Center on AccessibilityNational Center on Accessibility, Indiana University – Bloomington Introduction Historically, museums have displayed their collections for the visiting public primarily through visual means. Most often the objects are located behind glass or other barriers; and if not, clearly the […]

ADA Approved and Other Accessible Product Myths

Choosing Products to Improve Access at Your Parks & Facilities August 2, 2010 National Center on AccessibilityNational Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington Choosing products for use in a park or recreation facility can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming with the overload of information from manufacturers […]