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Resources – Accessible Community Settings, Services, and Events – People with Disabilities

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 guide helps you navigate, plan and create accessible meetings, events and conferences that serve everyone’s needs. The guide offers information, resources and tools in site selection, registration and communications, room layouts AV use, food and beverages, accommodations for deaf or visually impaired people, and accommodations for personal assistants and service animals. Tips are provided for both presenters and attendees.
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.
This two-page guide provides clear and concise tips for planning inclusive road races. It includes a race course checklist, accessibility must haves, and other considerations like pre-race communication that will help ensure the event is welcoming to all.