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American Trails presents "Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"


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Accessibility: Outdoor Developed Areas Final Rule

American Trails presented this Webinar on April 5, 2018. Presented by Bill Botten with the U.S. Access Board. This webinar reviews the scoping and technical requirements for outdoor developed areas on federal lands and highlight the best practices for facilities covered by the ADA.





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In the fall of 2013, the U.S. Access Board issued final guidelines for outdoor developed areas on federal lands covered by the Architectural Barriers Act. The final guidelines are now the enforceable standard. The standard covers pedestrian trails, picnic and camping facilities, viewing areas, and beach access routes. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for these unique facilities and highlight the best practices for facilities covered by the ADA.




This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).



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William (Bill) R. Botten, an Exercise Physiology graduate from the University of Kansas, joined the US Access Board in May of 2000. His training experience includes hundreds of presentations over the last 30 years to local, state, and national audiences on injury prevention, disability awareness and sensitivity, and accessibility issues. He was part of a team that developed the combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act. Bill specializes in access issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas. He also provides technical assistance to the building design and construction industry as well as State and Federal agencies and consumers with disabilities.



Outdoor Developed Areas Final Guide


United State Access Board – Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All


PowerPoint: Presenter Bill Botten with U.S. Access Board


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