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Resources – Accessible Community Settings, Services, and Events

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 will help individuals plan, navigate, and create accessible meetings, events, and conferences. It includes information on planning accessible events including site selection, pre-event registration and communication, meeting room layouts and other considerations, audio visual components, food and beverage service, accommodations for specific disability types, tips for presenters and attendees, and more.
This guide provides information to assist in making temporary events like races, farmer's markets, and other community or organizational events accessible to people with disabilities. It includes information on site selection and modification, publicizing the event, logistics, prepping staff and volunteers, and additional resources.
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 guide provides informal information about parking lot accessibility requirements.
This four-part video illustrates access issues and considerations in the design of sidewalks. The series covers access for pedestrians with mobility impairments, including those who use wheelchairs, and pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.
This resource contains guidelines for newly designed or newly constructed and altered swimming pools, wading pools, aquatic recreation facilities, and spas.
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.