Universal Challenge

Making challenge courses accessible and usable for all

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You are about to learn about an exciting practice that enables people of all abilities to challenge their own perceptions and limitations, as well as to learn and grow while partaking in a healthy activity. This website is a resource for people who have disabilities and are interested in participating in a challenge course experience and to the facilitators, practitioners and professionals who want to provide challenge experiences to people who have disabilities.

This is a photo of a professional challenge course facilitator sitting in his wheelchair as he uses a hip belay system to ensure the safety of a program participant.  Also link to the Professional page.  Also link to the novice page.
This is a photo of a girl hanging in the air as she slides down the zip-line from the top of a climbing tower on a high-ropes course.  Also link to novice page.  Also link to the Professional page

If you have limited or no experience with challenge courses and are interested in participating in a challenge course program

If you currently facilitate‚ teach‚ or utilize challenge programs in your practice or are interested in learning more about how to do so.
This online resource has been created through a collaborative project of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) with content and design development by Bradford Woods, the National Center on Accessibility (NCA)and the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation . This project is funded through a grant from the Division of Human Development and Disability at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .

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