RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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 scottm@spokesman.com 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Deadline Looms for ADA Compliance on Pool Lifts

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012

    Fewer than 75 days remain for aquatic facility operators to become compliant with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding access to public pools and spas. Last May, the U.S. Department of Justice extended the deadline from March 15, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2013.

  • Prep Swimmer Loses ADA Lawsuit

    by John Wolohan February 2012

    In an effort to break down some, if not all, of the barriers facing students with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that schools make accommodations for students with disabilities that do not fundamentally change the nature of the activity. The question of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, therefore, is usually vital to most ADA and Rehabilitation Act cases.