Accessible Amusement Rides

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards address permanent amusement rides. Scoping provisions applying to newly designed and constructed rides provide the option to choose the type of access that is suitable for a particular ride. Three options for providing accessibility include a wheelchair space on the ride, a ride seat designed for transfer, or a transfer device. This session will provide details on the technical provisions for each type of access required on rides. Additional information recently obtained from a research project related to "independent" transferring will also be discussed.
 
Speakers
Bill Botten Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services U.S. Access Board
Peggy Greenwell Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services US Access Board
 
Multimedia Archives
Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.