NCA Open Registration Training Course: Access to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas

Jan 29 2013 - 8:00am
Feb 1 2013 - 12:00pm

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
January 29 - February 1, 2013

Accessibility standards for recreation facilities have been adopted while those for outdoor developed areas are close to being finalized. This 3 ½ -day training course will provide an overview of the new accessibility standards while emphasizing a universal design approach for new construction and alterations to existing facilities. A central learning theme concentrates on the best practices in design and construction to accommodate people with disabilities. This course is ideal for planners, designers, facility managers and accessibility coordinators. Session topics will discuss how design and construction affects people with disabilities and how people with disabilities function in these park facilities, the ADA/ABA accessibility standards, boating and fishing facilities, picnic areas, trails, campgrounds, and beaches. The field exercise will be conducted outdoors at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to: apply the accessibility standards to new construction and altered recreation facilities; direct project supervision to ensure compliance with the accessibility standards; and apply universal design concepts to benefit the widest spectrum of park users. 

Training agenda.  Check-in begins the first day at 7:30 a.m. with the Welcome session kicking off at 8 a.m.  The course will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the first three days and end at noon on the final day.  Lunch is on your own each day.


Access to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas - $595

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by December 3 to receive $75 off the registration fee.

NPS DISCOUNT: NPS personnel should contact NCA for the NPS rate and registration discount code.  This code must be entered at the time of registration.  No discount codes will be applied/accepted after the online registration form has been submitted.

CEU's: 2.4 
There is an additional $25 processing fee to receive CEU's.  The CEUs will be received from Indiana University.  The individual is responsible for submitting the appropriate paperwork to his/her accrediting/certifying agency.


Register here through Indiana University Conferences

The National Center on Accessibility requires a minimum number of registrants to conduct this course.  If the minimum is not met by December 7, 2012, all registrants will be immediately notified of course cancellation. NCA is not responsible for loss of individual hotel or transportation related expenses. A full refund of course registration fee will be provided.


There is a $150 fee for all cancellations. Notification of cancellation must be submitted to NCA in writing.

Training Site

Water Safety Center*
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
*The Water Safety Center is located 7 miles from Boulder City
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Hotel Accommodations

Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. 
Boulder City, NV lodging information - 7 miles to training site at Water Safety Center, Lake Mead NRA
Henderson, NV lodging and dining - 20 miles to training site at Water Safety Center, Lake Mead NRA


For additional questions, contact:

Nan A. Smith
Training Logistics Coordinator
National Center on Accessibility
Indiana University Research Park
501 North Morton Street, Suite 109
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 856-4429 Voice
(812) 856-4421 TTY
(812) 856-4480 Fax