Live / Beyond the Minimums: Accessibility Webinar Series / Part 2: Splish Splash! Dive into Creating Accessible Aquatic Facilities

Includes a Live Web Event on 05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Splish Splash! Dive into Creating Accessible Aquatic Facilities

People of all abilities should have access to the many health benefits aquatic play and recreation environments can offer. Well-designed aquatic facilities provide opportunities for rehabilitation, exercise, socialization, play, rest, and relaxation for community members across generations. It is critical to consider the needs of individuals with disabilities when planning, designing, and programming these environments. This session will review provisions in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design that address independent access to swimming pools, water play destinations, splash parks, and spas. Accessibility Specialist, Bill Botten, will review the application of the requirements for aquatic facilities, as well as the scoping and technical requirements for pool lifts, sloped entries, transfer steps, transfer walls, and accessible stairs. Additionally, the session will provide suggestions to go beyond the minimum requirements to enhance inclusive aquatic recreation facilities, including lazy rivers, wave action pools, water play elements, and other site amenities to support the diverse needs of all visitors. This is the second session of a yearlong four-part Beyond the Minimums accessibility series. This webinar includes real-time captioning and video remote interpreting (VRI) upon request. To request video interpreting services and/or resources in an alternate format, please email core@playcore.com at least two weeks prior to the live webinar date.

  1. Identify the ADA Standards for Accessible Design minimum technical requirements that address independent access to newly constructed and altered aquatic facilities.
  2. Describe the application of accessibility requirements for an accessible means of entry for pool lifts, sloped entries, transfer steps, transfer walls, and accessible pool stairs.
  3. Discuss Strategies for Going Beyond Minimum accessibility Requirements that foster the creation of inclusive aquatic recreation spaces.
  4. Give examples of resources that include design enhancements for creating accessible aquatic facilities that support a diverse range of visitors.

William (Bill) Botten

Accessibility Consultant

PlayCore

Botten who currently works as an accessibility consultant joined the U.S. Access Board in 2000 and served for 22 years (retired in 2022) in several capacities while on staff including as a senior accessibility specialist, technical assistance coordinator, and the training coordinator. He was part of a team that developed the combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act and was the lead staff for the development of guidelines and technical assistance materials for the rulemaking on outdoor developed areas. Bill specializes in accessibility issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas.

Jennie Sumrell (Moderator)

CORE Community Outreach Director

PlayCore

Jennie worked in the field of childhood development and exceptional learning for nearly fifteen years. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Jennie joined PlayCore in 2008 and serves as the Community Outreach Director within PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research and Education. Deeply passionate about inclusive, intergenerational play, Jennie utilizes her expertise and personal experiences as an educator to positively impact the development of innovative play and recreation destinations that focus on community health and wellness.

This session will offer the following credits:

    

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0.1 IACET CEU 
        1.0 AIA HSW LU 
    1.0 LA CES HSW PDH


CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey.


CEUs can be applied toward NRPA CPRP/CPRE renewal. To obtain your CEU, please visit the "Event Details" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires state and local entities with over 50 employees to designate an ADA Coordinator to oversee and coordinate ADA compliance. This program meets the standards for training credits required by the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP).

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.


Speakers Disclosures:

The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.


Notes:

For any questions or to request a copy of the written transcript for this session, please contact core@playcore.com

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Live / Splish Splash! Dive into Creating Accessible Aquatic Facilities
05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  75 minutes
05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  75 minutes
Obtaining your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete Splish Splash Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Complete Splish Splash Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/100 points to pass
Step 3: Download Splish Splash Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available