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  Introduction to the Rec Rule

In September 2002, the U.S. Access Board issued the final rule for accessibility guidelines for recreation facilities for inclusion in the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. The new recreation rule covers amusement rides, boating, fishing, golf, miniature golf, sports facilities and swimming pools.

Join Peggy Greenwell and Bill Botten, of the U.S. Access Board, as they highlight the major provisions of the newly released Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities. This program is moderated by the National Center on Accessibility and funded in part by the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and the National Park Service.

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Reading Materials

Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities
(Final Rule, September 2002)

Summaries of Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities
(Access Board Tech Sheets, June 2003)

 

Streaming Video

Part 1 - Intro (8 minutes)

Part 2 - Amusement Rides (13 minutes)

Part 3 - Boating (12 minutes)

Part 4 - Fishing (12 minutes)

Part 5 - Golf (15 minutes)

Part 6 - Miniature Golf (8 minutes)

Part 7 - Sports Facilities (10 minutes)

Part 8 - Swimming Pools (20 minutes)

Part 9 - Q & A (9 minutes)

Part 10 - Outdoors (4 minutes)

 

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