Inclusive Play Best Practices
The purpose of PlayCore's unique inclusive play programs is to provide evidence-based design and programming considerations for creating outdoor play environments and experiences that address the physical and social inclusion for people of all ages and abilities. These educational resources are designed to help communities move playgrounds beyond minimum accessibility guidelines in an effort to provide inclusive, multigenerational play destinations that encourage active, independent, and meaningful play for everyone. Inclusive play is our passion and purpose. PlayCore is proud to partner with leading experts, Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities and Lekotek, to help champion inclusive play initiatives across the world.
Whole communities start with inclusively designed whole environments which carefully meet the needs of the whole child. Children want to ‘Be’ and feel fair, included, smart, independent, safe, active, and comfortable during play. The 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design focus on the usage of individual play activities as well as the context of the overall environmental design. By aligning these design principles and the specific guidelines and considerations, communities can create whole environments that support the active participation of all people, of all ages, and all abilities.
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