State Offers Seminars on Designing Accessible Recreation Facilities

The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) is hosting a two-day series of free seminars featuring U.S. Access Board Accessibility Specialist Bill Botten discussing the design of accessible recreation facilities.

Bill Botten

The seminars will be held on September 24 and 25, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Hawai‘i Suite. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Botten was part of a team that developed the new combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act. Specializing in access issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas, Botten also provides technical assistance to the building design and construction industry as well as state and federal agencies and consumers with disabilities.

September 24 seminar topics are: 1) sports facilities, exercise equipment, team seating, assembly areas and press boxes; 2) play areas; and 3) swimming pools and spas, dressing and locker rooms.

September 25 seminar topics are: 1) golf courses, miniature golf facilities; 2) fishing piers and recreational boating facilities; and 3) the Proposed Outdoor Developed Area Accessibility Guidelines.

For a copy of the program flyer and registration form, go to the DCAB website at www.hawaii.gov/health/dcab/, e-mail dcab@doh.hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-8121.

The Disability and Communication Access Board is a governor-appointed, statewide, 17-member board whose mission is to advocate and promote the full integration of independence, equal access, and quality of life for persons with disabilities in society.

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