“It’s true inclusion…sometimes we speak about being inclusive and we are really just tolerant, and this is a piece of equipment that as you can see my child’s wheelchair is not an issue to these kids. She’s just a kid sitting there having fun and playing.” This quote from Erin Gibson, mother, was captured by […]
Municipalities are turning to members of their communities to be local Accessibility Advocates as part of embracing the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act). The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) offers seminars on Accessibility Training and has produced a 30 minute video review of best practices for play areas. The 3 part video and seminars explain how to make […]
April 2, 2016 is the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with fundraising and awareness-raising events. Information and resources to help you celebrate can be found at the Autism Speaks Canada site: http://www.autismspeaks.ca Other useful reference sites are: https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day https://sinneavefoundation.org/news/world-autism-awareness-day-in-ottawa/
It is a great time to be a kid (or a Parent, a Park Planner or a Landscape Architect)! The 2016 Catalogues full of new products have arrived from Little Tikes Commercial Play Structures and Miracle Recreation. Each catalogue features exciting solutions for inclusive playgrounds, custom playgrounds, and independent play from world-leading experts. The NU-edge […]
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