Disability Sport NI launch Accessible Outdoor Places Guidelines to create more opportunities to access the countryside

Disability Sport NI has launched newly developed Accessible Outdoor Places Design Guidelines in response to a growing demand from disabled people in Northern Ireland to access and use the countryside and outdoor places for exercise and recreation.


The guidelines provide detailed technical advice on how to improve access to a comprehensive range of outdoor places including paths, trails and greenways; play parks; water-based activity areas; as well as providing information on a range of outdoor wheelchairs, adapted cycles and inclusive all-terrain vehicles.


Funded by the Public Health Agency and supported by the Department for Communities and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) the guidelines aim to encourage designers and managers to develop outdoor places which are more accessible to and inclusive of disabled people.

 

More Information on the launch can be found on Disability Sport NI's website.