Guides: Recreation and Sports - including Gardening and TravelTweet
The article is by Alan Bernau, Jr. on Alans Factory Outlet.com. Although this guide is not just for those with accessibility challenges, this has a comprehensive listing of how to plant a home garden, Planting Trees, Plants, Vegetables, Flowers,Yard and Garden, Garden Care, Gardening Resources and a section on Kids Can Help. When viewing these articles we came across the Special Garden Gifts and Tools listed below.
Gardening For People With Disabilities
This guide from FoodShare, which operates several innovative grassroots projects that promote healthy eating, teach food preparation and cultivation, develop community capacity and create non-market-based forms of food distribution. Learn how to build paths that accommodate wheelchairs and walkers of different sizes making them a minimum of 30 inches wide. For a comfortable turning radius, allow interspersed wide spaces of approximately 5 feet. Grades should not exceed five percent, preferably less. The guide offers newsletters, a resource library, publications, workshops and tools.
Adaptive Gardening Tools: Tools That Make Gardening With Limitations Easy By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist. Gardening is a healthy and fun hobby for any person, including those with physical disabilities. Gardeners with limitations can still enjoy planting and growing their own crops and brighten their home interior with interesting selections. Those with mobility problems can use adaptive garden tools to help them successfully tend their landscape. The industry is responding by making garden tools easier to use.
Tips for Gardeners who use Wheelchairs
This guide is from the University of Missouri Extension Center or the University of Missouri AgrAbility Project. Contact the Project at 1(800)995-8503. The guide offers Grip Tips, Reach Tips and more tips. They have a website and books, along with booklets.
Wheelchair Gardening Tips By Eartheasy, Solutions for Sustainable Living, offers this guide on accessible gardening including choosing the ideal height and width for raised beds, how to situate the planter for maximum access, tips on supplies, storing garden tools, and low maintenance techniques.
Guides of Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities
These guides, written by the Access Board, offer information on access to various types of recreation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guides cover access to amusement rides, boating facilities, fishing piers and platforms, golf courses, miniature golf courses, sports facilities, and swimming pools, wading pools, and spas. They are based on guidelines the Board issued last year as a supplement to its ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The new guides are designed to help users become familiar with the guidelines, including the meaning and intent of specific provisions. Single copies are available free from the Board and can be ordered at (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), or email@example.com.
Outdoor Developed Areas The new provisions address access to trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes and other components of outdoor developed areas on federal sites when newly built or altered. They also provide exceptions for situations where terrain and other factors make compliance impracticable.
Emerging Horizons Accessible Travel News
This guide offers information on various locations, travel tips, travel resources and more. They have regular columns, featured destinations and a traveler's database.
Good Access Guide is the online guide to life, leisure and mobility in the United Kingdom. The UK's leading directory of services for disabled people, seniors, and anyone whose life is made easier by better access to goods, services and amenities. This directory includes accommodations such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and restaurants, cinema and other leisure venues.
Survival Strategies for Going Abroad, A Guide for People with Disabilities
This book is offered by Mobility International, USA for persons with disabilities traveling abroad. The cost of this guide is $16.95 plus shipping and handling.