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Global Review of Disability and Accessibility

Note: For parts b and c (barriers and recommendations to improve upon the barrier), you will need to indicate where in the Americans with Disabilities Standards for Accessible Design (i.e. the standard # in the checklist) the barrier/recommendation is discussed. You must organize your paper using the following headings a-d (APA style): a. Advantages: Describe those aspects from your survey of the recreation setting (physical and programmatic), that have been made accessible and would provide opportunities for inclusive recreation participation. Make sure to include the summary of the positive/accessible areas from each priority of your completed checklist with the Standard # from your completed checklist. b. Barriers: Describe the physical and programmatic barriers that are present that would inhibit or limit participation by people with disabilities. Identify people with disabilities who may be influenced by these barriers, and how they would be influenced. Make sure to include the summary of the inaccessible areas and the Standard # in that area from each priority of your completed checklist. c. Accessibility Recommendations: Provide a list of specific recommendations for how the agency could improve accessibility based on the barriers you found. Again, using the Standard #, designate which of your recommendations should be implemented to be in compliance with the law. Also, indicate which of your recommendations, although not legally required, would be in keeping with the spirit of the law (see Chapter 9), and would reflect a general commitment to inclusive recreation participation d.

Global Review of Disability and Accessibility:

Choosing a country and researching and reading resources: First go to the following website: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund-International Laws (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: Choose a country you are interested in researching and that provides one or more specific law(s)/act(s) on disability rights. (Do not choose the USA.) Also, review and read through the following websites to help you with your research and in writing the global review of the country and its comparison to the USA: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund- International Disability Rights (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Disability Rights International (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Disability Rights International (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Disabled People’s International- North America and the Caribbean (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Disabled People’s International- Europe (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Disabled People’s International- Asia Pacific Region (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Additional websites or sources that you find. (Please message me if you find other sources that were helpful to you. There are always new sites out there!) You will need to respond to the four following questions and/or discussions for the global review portion of your paper. In your opinion, how did the Americans with Disabilities Act impact society the most and more specifically, people with disabilities? For the country you chose from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund-International Laws documents): Provide a general overview of disability rights for your chosen country. Discuss how the country compares to different areas you have read about and watched throughout the semester concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (i.e. compare the ADA titles/content from Chapter 8: Respond to the Americans with Disabilities Act and compare this to similar titles/content from the law(s) for your chosen country). How do you feel the country compares historically (are they ahead or behind the US and how)? What do you think would be the outcome of the ADA accessible design survey (i.e. the checklist) of your building in that country? Provide two examples (Please note, you may have to do additional research to find the answers). Describe what accomplishments society has made (across the world- inside and outside the USA) in overcoming barriers (attitudinal as well as architectural) for the rights of people with disabilities and on inclusion in general. On a global scale, what do you feel we still have yet to do? What role do recreation and sports services have in helping society (the USA and the world) overcome such barriers in the future and enhancing the rights, independence, and inclusion for people with disabilities around the world.

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