September 1, 2002
Challenge Programs enable people to take physical and emotional risks with the support and encouragement of their peers. The use of challenge courses can promote growth and independence. Participants feel a sense of achievement in completing an activity they perceived beyond their realm of success. For people with disabilities, the benefits of a challenge course experience can be a unique journey of self-awareness and personal growth-testing new abilities.
January 13, 2006
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.