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Resources – Physical Activity – People with Disabilities

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 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 manual has questionnaires to measures the accessibility of recreation and fitness facilities, including fitness centers and swimming pools, by persons with mobility limitations and professionals.
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.
Commit to Inclusion is a global campaign to end the exclusion of people with disabilities from physical activity and other associated areas by encouraging guidelines and programming that empower people with disabilities to lead healthy, active lives. Their website has resources to make organiztions more inclusive in the areas of communication, physical activity, healthy eating, and nutrition.
This guide discusses safety, stability, adaptive equipment, accessibility, exercise precautions, and a full overview of the components of fitness including cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility.
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.
This online resource helps parents understand and aid in planning for their child's leisure-related skills that will allow him or her to be successful at home, school, and community settings.
This manual and video series provides information and tools for fitness professionals on conducting fitness assessments with persons who use a wheelchair. It covers cardiorespirtory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, balance, and flexibility.
The Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) program is designed to assist in improving fitness and overall wellbeing of the Special Olympics community, including athletes, coaches, family members, and staff. The program is flexible and can be tailored to individual or team goals and interests.