NCA Open Registration Training Course: Accessibility Management in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Jun 17 2013 - 8:00am
Jun 21 2013 - 12:00pm

Indiana University - Bloomington
June 17-21, 2013

A comprehensive accessibility management program is the key to success for park and recreation agencies. This NCA training course is designed to give accessibility coordinators in parks and recreation a broad perspective and foundation for implementing an accessibility management program. This course is ideal for professionals with newly appointed responsibilities and for those looking to brush up on the latest information for accessibility compliance. Sessions will include discussions of the characteristics and needs of people with disabilities, legislative mandates and litigation, accessibility standards and common errors, the application of universal design to park and recreation environments, program access, considerations for conducting accessibility assessments, visitor use and marketing, and comprehensive planning. Examples and best practices in accessibility management will be presented throughout the sessions. A field exercise will give participants an opportunity to practice conducting an accessibility assessment along with discussing considerations for prioritization of physical and programmatic barrier removal.

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 four days and end at noon on the final day. Lunch is on your own each day.


Accessibility Management in Parks, Recreation and Tourism - $650

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register early 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 $15 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 will open here through Indiana University Conferences.  Deadline to register is TBD. Late registrations will be accepted as space allows.

The National Center on Accessibility requires a minimum number of registrants to conduct this course.  If the minimum is not met by May 1, 2013, 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.

Hotel Accommodations

Indiana University Memorial Union
Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Toll-free reservations: (800) 209-8145
Main IMU Switchboard: (812) 856-6381

Individuals are responsible for their own lodging accommodations. 

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