This webinar will provide an introduction to Universal Access Information and how it provides people in the outdoor recreation environment with information they need to determine whether that environment meets their needs for accessibility and their desires for an achievable challenge.
Universal Access Information provides people in the outdoor recreation environment with information they need to determine whether that environment meets their needs for accessibility and their desires for an achievable challenge. The various families of Universal Access Information—Trail Access Information, Campsite Access Information, Picnic Access Information, Sidewalk Access Information, and Water Trail Access Information—meet the dissemination requirements of the ABA for all outdoor recreation paths of travel by providing objective information about physical conditions that affect accessibility. Using mathematical equations to perform weighted averaging of grades, cross-slopes, tread width and surface firmness and stability, Trail Access Information is created for trails and other linear elements in the outdoor recreation environment and is displayed in a Food Facts label format to provide trail users with information about the conditions they will encounter in any given trail corridor. The information is available in a variety of formats with standardized fonts and formats that trail users across the country are learning to recognize. Standard signage layouts have also been developed for campsites, picnic sites, shared-use paths/sidewalks, and watercraft landing sites, providing information about accessible features.
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
- List benefits of providing Universal Access Information
- Recall what kind of information is provided with Universal Access Information
- Indicate how that information is obtained
- Identify why key information is included in Universal Access Information
- Recognize the information needed to create signage for each type of Universal Access Information
Peter Axelson, Todd Ackerman, and Samuel Schnorbus of Beneficial Designs, Inc; as well as Mike Passo with American Trails