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This page provides an overview of additional topics.  Live links in the text take one directly to the topic.

More topics

This section presents some extraneous topics of potential use to a public agency to better understand the nature of disability and to incorporate third-part information that the AR Committee considers vital, but was not developed as part of their own Guidelines.

Of the people attending the June 10 walk-through, those who had mobility impairments generally felt that the Guidelines were headed in the right direction.  The majority of new comments, therefore, came from people who are blind or with other forms of visual impairments.  It was these comments that generated new sections: People who are blind and Signage and wayfinding, and underscored the need for additional information about the nature of disability, and, therefore, this third section.

We begin with Section 3a, a general topic: Interacting with Persons with Disabilities, adapted from a fact sheet developed by the Disability and Communication Access Board [DCAB] of the State of Hawaii, our most distant AR Committee member.

We follow with Section 3b, Wayfinding, adapted from an article by the Royal National Institute of Blind People, which expands on the topic dealing with Signage and wayfinding in the Guidelines.

For those who wish better to understand the confusion surrounding the current federal regulations, and their applicability to trail design and outdoor facilities, we have attached Section 3c, a comparison of the two outdoor Trail Design Guidelines.

For those responsible for creating websites and published materials we have attached Section 3d, Accessible Website Considerations and How a reader works.

In addition, we created three Self-evaluation Checklists dealing with broad topics of Websites and published materials, Trails and facilities, and Operations and procedures that agencies can use as a reminder tool of the concerns that are most important to people with disabilities and to initiate steps to remedy those concerns.

Finally we close, with a list of all of the AR Committee members with links to their websites; an extensive Glossary of terms commonly used in the creation of published materials and the design of trails; and a list of online Resources for additional and related topics.

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