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National Center on Accessibility

First year results of a playground surface study find problems after just 12 months

Play Surface

An Indiana University study examining the accessibility of playground surfaces found that within just 12 months of installation, each type of surface studied was found to have accessibility, safety or maintenance issues. Full Story >>

Josh Bleill talk part of IU Disability Awareness Week, other activities planned

Josh Bleill

Marine veteran Josh Bleill on March 22 will share with a Bloomington audience his experiences and insights as an enlisted soldier in Iraq, a double-amputee undergoing rehabilitation, and most recently as the community spokesman for the Indianapolis Colts. Full Story >>

IU accessibility expert receives National Park Service award

Gary Robb

Gary Robb, founding director of the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University and retired professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has received the National Park Service (NPS) Accessibility Leadership Achievement Award. Full Story >>

Living Well

Living Well for March discusses a family approach to addressing physical activity needs of children with disabilities, early temperament and autism, and a shift away from fear and resistance concerning accessibility issues. Full Story >>

Holiday Living Well

Holiday Food

Living Well for October discusses disordered eating concerns over the holidays, cool gift ideas for older friends and relatives, enjoying holiday food fare without blowing the diet, a do-it-yourself low-tech holiday fitness plan and food preparation safety tips. Full Story >>

Fifteenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Much can be celebrated with the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26. "Over the last 5-8 years, we have seen a dramatic shift where park and recreation practitioners are actually going beyond the minimum requirements of the law and incorporating the principles of universal design to accommodate the wide range of abilities that visitors coming to their facilities may have," said Gary Robb, executive director of the National Center on Accessibility at Indiana University. Full Story >>