|NCA staff conduct an accessibility assessment
of outdoor recreation areas at Wildlife Prairie State Park,
The NCA technical assistance program provides the latest information
regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation
and tourism. Our technical assistance staff have provided services
to architects, interpretive specialists, exhibit designers, recreation
specialists, program and facility managers, as well as individuals
Drawing on extensive personal experience, NCA research, the U.S.
Access Board, the U.S. Department of Justice, and a myriad of other
sources, NCA's technical assistance staff
respond to questions and provide invaluable networking contacts.
We provide information to clarify disability-related regulations
and standards, develop and disseminate technical assistance materials,
and conduct computerized searches of assistive devices and products.
Videos and other relevant resource materials are available for purchase.
Our quarterly newsletter, Access Today, features articles updating
readers on recent regulations, standards, legislation changes, upcoming
educational programs, and provides information regarding technical
assistance and research.
The Technical Assistance staff have expertise to answer your program
and design questions and to recommend additional resources to provide
you with insights and solutions. The following questions illustrate
the broad scope of technical assistance provided by the NCA staff
through its toll-free Access Help Line:
work at a national battlefield. How do I obtain a three-dimensional
tactile map of my site?
types of materials can be used to make accessible trail surfaces
at our nature center?
do I make a zoo experience accessible to a person who is blind?
wildlife refuge has an orientation video. When are assistive
listening devices required and what types are available?
NCA staff also provides more extensive consultation on specific
projects. NCA consultation clients have included the American Association
of Museums, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service,
the Smithsonian Institute, Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife,
U.S. Forest Service, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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