DOE Issues Finding on St Johns County School Playgrounds: CalRecycle Publishes Best Practices for Playground Owners

Big news is making its way across the internet to public playground owners.  In the first ADA-complaint of its kind specific to the maintenance of playground surfaces, the U.S. Department of Education has issued findings regarding four playgrounds operated by the St Johns County (Florida) […]

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 […]

First Year Findings on the Accessibility of Playground Surfaces Published

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Do playground surfaces remain accessible for people with disabilities over time? A research team at the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University is attempting to answer that question. The first year findings from a longitudinal study on the installation and […]