What are ADA playground standards?

What are ADA playground standards?

Public playgrounds must have an accessible route at least 60 inches wide, a maximum running slope of 1:20, and a maximum cross slope of 1:50. The route to the play area is an accessible route. Minimum width is 36 inches, and the maximum slope is 1:12.

What is the American disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services.

What are the requirements for an accessible route?

The minimum 36” continuous clear width of accessible routes can reduce to 32” at points, such as doorways, for a maximum distance of 24”. Greater clearance is required for 180 degree turns around narrow obstructions and for wheelchair turning space.

What makes a playground ADA accessible?

According to ADA, an accessible playground is one that offers a range of play experiences to children of varying abilities. There must be: An accessible path from the building or parking lot to the edge of the play area. An accessible path from the edge of the play area to the play equipment.

How do you make a playground handicap accessible?

The playground must include at least one of each type of ground-level play component on an accessible route. At least 50% of the playground’s elevated play components must be on an accessible route. Ramps must have handrails on both sides. Playgrounds must use specific safety surfacing that has met ADA criteria.

What is the ADA ramp slope?

The least possible slope shall be used for any ramp. The maximum slope of a ramp in new construction shall be 1:12. The maximum rise for any run shall be 30 in (760 mm). Curb ramps and ramps to be constructed on existing sites or in existing buildings or facilities may have slopes and rises as allowed in 4.1.

What are accessible and inclusive playgrounds?

Accessible playgrounds are those that have gone beyond ADA to ensure that people using wheelchairs can use the playground. Inclusion is ensuring that people feel they belong, are engaged, and connected. Inclusive playgrounds are ones designed specifically to ensure that children of all abilities can play together.

Are national parks handicap accessible?

The Access Pass, part of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, is available free for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.