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Outdoor recreation participation of people with mobility disabilities: selected results of the national survey of recreation and the environmentAuthor(s): Richard Williams; Hans Vogelsong; Gary Green; Ken Cordell
Source: Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 2004, Volume 22, No. 2, 84-100
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionOutdoor recreation is an important and meaningful experience that carries numerous benefits for people with and without disabilities. Traditionally, relatively few recreation services and facilities were accessible to people with disabilities. Recent legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased the accessibility of many outdoor recreation resources, yet little documentation of the outdoor recreation participation patterns of people with disabilities exists. If outdoor recreation services are going to be inclusive of all people, then a greater understanding of the participation patterns and barriers faced by people with mobility disabilities is needed.
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CitationWilliams, Richard; Vogelsong, Hans; Green, Gary; Cordell, Ken 2004. Outdoor recreation participation of people with mobility disabilities: selected results of the national survey of recreation and the environment. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 2004, Volume 22, No. 2, 84-100
Keywordsoutdoor recreation, mobility disabilities, constraints, inclusion
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