Play Areas

Thursday, May 6, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Requirements for play areas in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to all newly designed or constructed play areas for children ages 2 and older. The requirements uphold accessible play areas at day care facilities, parks, shopping malls, fast food restaurants, and other facilities. They address accessible play components, ground-level and elevated accessible routes, play area surfaces, transfer systems, soft contained play structures, and water play components. In addition to an overview of the play area provisions, the presenters will address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion with accessible play surfaces.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
California Architects Board 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Bill Botten, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist , Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Sarah Presley , Accessibility Specialist , U.S. Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 Is there a checklist for Playground compliance? What are the requirements for a pathway to a play area that is on a slope? what are a few examples of equipment that is ADA accessible and budget-friendly?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.