On March 15, 2010 the Department of Justice adopted the long-awaited revisions to the ADA 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. The title II and title III regulations were officially published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2010, becoming mandatory on March 15, 2012. This session will explore the impact of the 2010 ADA Guidelines for Accessible Design for parks and playgrounds, and will provide tools to help evaluate the level of compliance of community play areas to plan for future needs.
1. Describe at least two alterations to an existing playground in which the ADA Guidelines would apply.
2. Outline at least 3 key considerations for accessible surfacing and creating ground-level accessible routes.
3. Determine the number and types of ground level play components required to be on an accessible route.
4. List two helpful resources to obtain additional information or to utilize to evaluate existing /new play areas.
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