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June 27, 2014

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

The U.S. Department of Education has issued findings regarding four playgrounds operated by the St Johns County (Florida) School District. Meanwhile, the State of California's CalRecycle has published a new document of best practices for the use of recycled tires as playground surfaces.

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.

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