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March 24, 2014
Soiltac Powder Topical applied by trail crew.

NCA Publishes Results of Trail Surfaces Study

The National Center on Accessibility has published results of its national study of trail surfaces.  The project assessed the firmness and stability of 11 different types of natural aggregate and treated soil surfaces over a four-year period to determine their effectiveness after exposure to the elements, freeze and thaw cycles, and other factors. The study was sponsored by the U.S. Access Board.

October 31, 2013

Access Today

October-November issue of Access Today.  NCA Releases Findings for Longitudinal Study of Playground Surfaces. Webinars Offer Continuing Education. NCA Training Set for March.  NY Times: Welcoming Art Lovers with Disabilities.  Disney Changes Access Policy. New Book Highlights Universal Design Tips.  NCA Product Files: National Captioning Institute.

October 30, 2013
A woman measures the amount of loose fill engineered wood fiber displaced at a play component.

NCA Publishes Results of Playground Surface Study

Results from a five-year Indiana University study of accessible play surfaces reveal the importance of proper installation and regular maintenance.

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