Posts Tagged 'accessible'

Parking

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One of my biggest pet peeves is finding a handicap parking spot, or rather, not finding a handicap spot. 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Feb 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

The Sun The Surf The Sand and The Chair

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Ahh, the beach… the sound of the waves crashing to the shore, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the sand; who doesn’t love a vacation by the sea – well, we don’t. Born and raised in Miami, Florida those are shocking words I never thought I would say, but I have learned that sand and wheelchairs don’t mix. As a child while sand had some redeeming qualities, like building sand castles or burying your brother in it, in reality, sand was annoying, especially when it got in your eye. As an adult it mostly irritated as it mysteriously made its way into crevices previously unreached but as a chair user this previously manageable surface becomes detestable. Typically, my husband and I try to avoid the beach at all costs. But one time we were visiting my hometown with some friends and thought we’d brave it since I had some extra help.  Just so you can get the full visual effect, let me describe what it normally looks like when my husband and I go to the beach.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Accessible Summer Fun in the Chicago Parks!

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The Chicago Park District has gone “all out” to make the parks in Chicago accessible to all Chicagoans.

Posted by Tanya Jun 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Amusement Park for People with Disabilities

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Located in San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland is the first of its’ kind. It is the first and only amusement park designed for people with disabilities – both children and adults. Named after founder Gordon Hartman’s daughter (who has an intellectual disability), Morgan’s Wonderland aims to offer everything any guest might enjoy at a theme park, while also appealing to non-disabled visitors.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Accessible vs. Inclusive – What is the difference?

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If a facility is labeled accessible, what exactly does that mean?  Wikipedia defines accessible as: ‘able to be reached or entered’, which is what having an accessible building or facility means.  If I am a person who uses a wheelchair, I may be able to get into a building or center because of a ramp or a curb cut out that has been strategically placed near the entrance.  Because of ADA laws, this facility may have an elevator or an accessible bathroom – but that may be the full extent of the accessibility streak.  Just because a center is accessible, doesn’t mean that it is inclusive. A facility that is inclusive goes far beyond the basic idea of people being able to enter the center.

Posted by Elizabeth May 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Making Disability No Barrier to Playtime

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Even though inclusive education has increased, many kids with disabilities still feel excluded during playtime and recess, leaving them on the sidelines as observers and not active participants. Researchers from the University of Leeds engineering and sociology departments are working together to make playtime fun for all kids by taking out the barrier often present when a child has a disability.

Posted by Tessa Apr 26, 2011 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Innovative Leadership & Inclusion- A Profile of Inclusive Management in Practice at a Fitness Center Part 2

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Inclusion is a process which is defined by individual need.

Posted by Kerry Apr 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Innovative Leadership & Inclusion – A Profile of Inclusive Management in Practice at a Fitness Center Part 1

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The concept of innovative leadership has been circulating in school-based literature and other sources.  I recently read an article by Tanya Roscorla entitled “The 7 Steps to Innovative Leadership.” Cited principles included “Embracing challenge and driving change through creativity and knowledge.” [i]

Posted by Kerry Apr 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Camo-Clad Angels?

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When you picture an angel, you probably don’t envision the angel wearing camouflage, but angels in camo brought hunting to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.

Posted by Tessa Jan 06, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Accessible Hawaiian Cruise

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“The ADA applies to cruise ships, just as it does to hotels and other entities that offer services to the public,” said Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. “Discrimination against people with disabilities, on land or at sea, will not be tolerated.”

Posted by Tanya Jan 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments