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Equal Access to Parks and Recreation: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Universally Accessible Parks and Programs

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Wednesday, April 3rd
.2 CEUs

So, how are you doing with that ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan? Competing priorities,
minimal funding and public perception can be overwhelming when it comes to compliance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act. During this session, learners will receive practical advice for
developing an ADA Action Plan and making it work for your agency. Discussion will include a
self-evaluation of policies and procedures, approach to the accessibility assessment, common
findings, corrective actions to achieve program access, routine maintenance, capital planning
and complaints.

Jennifer Skulski has more than 24-years experience consulting on ADA compliance and inclusion
of people with disabilities. She is a national leading expert on the accessibility standards for
parks and recreation, program access, and universal design. Jennifer has facilitated ADA
transition planning for more than 500 municipal recreation facilities and 60 national parks. She
has consulted with organizations such as the National Park Service, Minneapolis Parks and
Recreation, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Cleveland Metroparks, and the Arlington Heights
Park District. She has authored numerous articles on accessibility management and inclusion.
In addition to consultation, Jennifer is the publisher of Accessibility Management

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the critical elements of an effective ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.
  2. Discuss modifications to policies, practices and procedures to include people with disabilities in
    parks and recreation.
  3. Discuss short and long term priorities between routine maintenance and capital planning to
    achieve program access.
  4. Put an ADA Action Plan together to re-evaluate their agency’s ADA compliance in 2019.


April 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Recreation Resources Service