By: Mary Kay Klimesh
On November 7, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET), the U.S. Access Board will hold a webinar addressing accessible surfaces for playgrounds. The Access Board has developed accessibility guidelines (available at http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/guides) for newly constructed and altered play areas. During this webinar, Access Board staff and a representative from the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) will present results from a recently completed study on playground surfaces that assessed how well various types of surface systems, including engineered wood fiber, poured in place rubber, and rubber tiles, perform over time. For more information, including registration instructions, visit www.accessibilityonline.org.