Universal Design in Play: A Behavioral Comparison of Three Playgrounds

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Start Date
04/27/2018
End Date
04/27/2020
Description
Accessible play environments have received considerable attention in recent practice, yet little comparative research has been done evaluating the use of specific park and playground features. This research evaluates the value of Universal Design (UD) in playgrounds in a comparative study using new graphic methods addressing the primary UD question and overall physical activity in the park environment. The evidence-based findings can support public policy for the promotion of community-wide healthy active living.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Accessibility / ADA
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the multi-faceted benefits of Universal Design in playground environments.

2. Describe the research-grounded basis for the conclusions presented.

3. Apply behavior observation techniques in public outdoor open space.
Instructors
Kenneth Hurst, PhD, ASLA, PLA, Texas A&M University Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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