About the Course
Successful implementation of Program Access extends well beyond that of physical access by providing opportunities for intrinsic benefit and enjoyment by all patrons. This course, designed in partnership with the National Center on Accessibility, discusses Program Access as a beneficial and necessary concept in providing a meaningful experience to people with disabilities seeking to participate in parks and recreation. Within this comprehensive course, the learner will be introduced to the concepts and principles of Program Access, multiple examples of integrated services, and methods of Program Access implementation.
This course integrates informational text, interactive practice activities, Learn More opportunities, and supplemental reference materials. Following the course, you will be assessed by a brief assessment requiring you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.
This course is self-paced and integrates self-study allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. Within each course, you decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.
- Concepts of program access
- Elements of program access
- Integrated program access
- Auxiliary Aids & Assistive Devices
- Program access in action
- Program Access Implementation
- Facilitating Program Access
There are no prerequisites for this course; all are welcome. If interested, the free Universal Design course provides supplementary information to this course.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Define Program Access.
- Explain the major concepts and principles of equal opportunity and benefit within the Program Access standard.
- Identify methods of Program Access implementation.
- Describe how Program Access benefits a variety of individuals.