NCA’s research investigates the critical issues and challenges facing recreation professionals as they work to make their programs and facilities fully inclusive of people with disabilities. Our research is practitioner-based with end results focused on providing professionals with practical information to provide effective accessibility solutions. NCA’s research has shaped the development of national policy and accessibility standards.


In addition to faculty at our home Indiana University, NCA has partnered with researchers from the universities of Minnesota, Utah, Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee to discover the needs and preferences of people with disabilities. NCA research includes consumer-based surveys on the needs and preferences of people with disabilities along with practitioner-based inquiry on accessibility management leading to best practices in the field.


Are you looking for a university partner for your research project or are you interested in contributing to our research? Our academic staff are eager to start up our next research project.