Law & Policy: ADA & Accessibility
In Maine, Special Olympians Get Shot at HS Basketball
by EVAN CRAWLEY Kennebec Journal November 2014
After nearly two years in development, the Maine Principals' Association and Special Olympics Maine are bringing unified basketball to the state's high school sport scene.
Accessibility Work to Open Park Trail to Wheelchair Users
by Scott Maben firstname.lastname@example.org November 2014
One of the busier urban hikes in the Inland Northwest will become accessible to wheelchair users next year.
Poor Wheelchair Access Cited as Key Park Shortcoming
by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014
This past year, Leslie Horowitz-Willis and her husband were looking forward to attending Fall Fest at Commons Park. They went, but only stayed about 30 minutes, leaving in frustration.
Anaheim, Arena Firm to Pay $480K in ADA Settlement
by ART MARROQUIN, STAFF WRITER November 2014
In addition, a wide range of changes to parking, ticketing, concessions and employee training at the city-owned venue must be made.
Inclusive Playground Design Leaves No Child Out
by Anne-Marie Spencer October 2014
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.
Unless you've been at a playground where a child is left sitting out because the play environment was designed with too narrow a skill set in mind, you might not understand the heartbreak that being left out can cause. Though the topic of inclusion is a popular one, situations like this are still happening — often by accident — in new play spaces all around the world.
ADA Settlements Result in Honda Center Access Upgrades
by Art Marroquin, Staff Writer September 2014
Changes will soon be made to parking, online-ticket reservations and employee training at the Honda Center to accommodate visitors with special needs under a settlement reached in two federal lawsuits that alleged the city-owned facility violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Program Teaches Gymnastics to Special-Needs Children
by MIKE BUSH JOURNAL STAFF WRITER September 2014
Shining Stars offers weekly gymnastics classes for children diagnosed with such disabilities as autism, Down syndrome and developmental delays.
Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access
by Michael Gaio August 2014
The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.
Adaptive Recreation and Fitness Facilities Set an Example for All
by Emily Attwood June 2013
Does your facility have any members with disabilities? How well does it accommodate them?
Active Design Spurs People Toward Movement and Exercise
by Andrew Cohen January 2013
Before there was LEED, there was "sustainable design." Some architects preached it, some paid it lip service, but most everybody maintained that they practiced it to some degree ...