Resources

Access Management

  1. ADA Approved and Other Accessible Product Myths

    Choosing products for use in a park or recreation facility can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming with the overload of information from manufacturers and accessibility guidelines to consider. This monograph introduces the major considerations for purchasing products to improve access for people with disabilities in recreation environments.

  2. Planning for Inclusion

    National Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington

    For any accessibility management program to be successful, the organization must embrace some of the core principles and practices that management theorists have identified and linked to the most effective companies and public agencies of the 20th and 21st centuries: committed business purpose and mission, shared values, involvement in the process, comprehensive planning, continuous evaluation, and flexibility to adapt to an ever changing marketplace.

  3. Program Access: Beyond Bricks and Mortar

    National Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington

    Generally, there are two types of access: physical access and program access. Physical access, also referred to as architectural access, encompasses access to buildings, structures, and the environment. Program access, or programmatic access, addresses access to goods, services, activities, really any offering of federal, state and local government or business. Program access is somewhat of an abstract concept while physical access is a little more concrete. In this monograph we will discuss program access, key considerations for effective communication, auxiliary aids, services, alternate formats, and apply program access to recreation.