A Study of Participation in the Game of Golf by Persons with Disabilities and Persons Who have Health Concerns

A Study of Participation in the Game of Golf
by Persons with Disabilities and Persons Who have Health Concerns

A number of important events have occurred in recent years such as the invention or improvement of assistive devices for use in golf; development of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines for recreation facilities including golf facilities; and an increase in the number of organizations promoting golf for persons with disabilities and health concerns. 

While one might assume that facilitators to pursuing golf have increased and barriers may have decreased, there is a need to determine the level of participation in golf by persons with disabilities, and what helps or hinders one’s interest in pursuing the game.

This research is being conducted by Dr. Sherril York and Jeffrey Chait at the National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University. The study will be conducted using an on-line survey available via the Internet.

 

Who can participate in the study?

  • Individuals with disabilities or people who have health conditions may take part in the study.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate in this study.

 

What is the project about?

An on-line survey asking a variety of questions related to the past, current and future interest in pursuing the game of golf and barriers to participation.  You do not have to be playing golf to take part in this study.

You can access the survey through www.ncago.org or go to the Study Information Sheet.
 
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete online. There is no cost to participate in this study. If you need the survey in an alternative format, please contact Jeffrey Chait by e-mail at jchait@indiana.edu or call (812) 964-0667.

Further questions?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the project, please contact Dr. Sherril York by e-mail at shyork@indiana.edu or call (812) 856-4422 (voice) or (812) 856-4421 (tty).