Resources – Accessible Community Settings, Services, and Events – Disability Services Providers

This resource is designed for organizations to use to ensure new and existing programs and policies in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and obesity prevention are accessible to people with disabilities. This manual provides clear instructions for policy and programmatic changes that could make a big difference in the inclusiveness of health promotion activities. Each guideline provides examples, advice from the field, and a list of additional resources.
Provides useful information to address making garden entrances and paths safe and accessible, assuring access to water, building accessible planters, using vertical gardening techniques, accessible gardening tools and building a sensory garden. [2015]
This resource provides information and a virtual photo tour of gardens using four major components of barrier-free gardens for home or community use: paving, containers, raised beds, and vertical gardens.
This factsheet contains quick tips for front line staff like receptionists and customer service representatives so they are prepared to provide excellent customer service to people with disabilities. The resource has a link to a 20-minute video that could be used for staff training purposes on the same topic. Alternative versions in Spanish are available as well.
This website contains information and resources about ADA regulations, including for materials for specific settings or services.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
The Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) certification is a collaboration between the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. It prepares trainers to work with people who have health risks and/or physical limitations and create adapted programming that promotes safe, effective training, and empower all individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.
This guide helps physical education teachers create classes for all students. It includes assessment tools, games, inclusion strategies, clarity of laws, and information on specific disabilities.
Provides a virtual tour of an accessible community fitness center. The virtual center shown provides a layout of exercise equipment in logical groupings for fitness workouts while also assuring each piece of equipment can be accessed by any user, including people who use wheelchairs or other assistive devices for mobility. Similarly, the exercise equipment shown embodies universal designs which allow use by ambulatory participants as well as participants using wheelchairs.
Guidelines for government agencies and community organizations to develop community health promotion strategies that are based on national recommendations and effectively include people with disabilities.