TITLE

Building Inclusive Physical Activity Communities for People with Vision Loss

AUTHOR(S)
Rimmer, James H.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;2006 Vision Loss & Public Health Su, Vol. 100, p863
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article addresses the issue of improving access to various physical activity venues for people with vision loss. For people with vision loss, creating communities that are fully accessible requires greater attention to the safety of the outdoor environment. On paths or trails, benches should be located along the trail at points suitable for someone needing frequent rest periods. Adequate signage on doors and travel routes can assist the individual in getting around the facility. When equipment is rearranged, people with vision loss should be notified prior to their entering the facility. One of the major barriers to access for people with vision loss is inaccessible exercise equipment.
ACCESSION #
24311021

 

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