- Featured Organization
- More SportsAbility Alliance Resources
- Accessible Hunting
- Accessible Fishing
- Accessible Boating and Sailing
- Other Inclusive Recreation Resources
- National Park Service Resources
- Florida Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Resources
- ADA Requirements for Accessible Recreation Facilities
- Recreation Therapy (RT) / Therapeutic Recreation (TR)
- Past ADA Live Episodes on Accessible Recreation
- Past Webinars from the ADA National Network
SportsAbility Alliance, formerly the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is working to enrich lives through accessible inclusive recreation.
3035 Eliza Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 201-2944 phone
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More SportsAbility Alliance Resources
- SportsAbility Virtual Reality Park
A free resource, available anytime using downloadable computer software.
- ALLOUT Adventure Program
- iFind – Florida Recreation Resource Referral Network
A database searchable by Florida county and type of resource to find accessible inclusive recreation: Programs / Services, Products, Destinations, and Events.
- Accessible Outfitters
Source: Able Outdoors
- Disabled Hunting in the USA
Source: Wheelchair Traveling
- Buckmasters – Locate Disabled Hunting Groups
- United Foundation for Disabled Archers
- Fishing Has No Boundaries
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
- Wheels on Deck
- Bass Online
- Premier Angler
- Able Outdoors Accessible Fishing Guides
Accessible Boating and Sailing
- Accessible Power Boats for Cruising
Source: New Mobility
- Accessible Power Boats for Fishing
Source: New Mobility
- Adaptive Sailing
Source: US Sailing
- Adaptive Sailing: BAADS to the Bone
Source: Abilities Expo
- Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation- Take Me Fishing
General information that is not disability related.
- En Espanol: Vamos a Pescar
This is the “Take Me Fishing” website in Spanish.
Other Inclusive Recreation Resources
- Abilities Expo
Held annually in seven cities across North America, each Abilities Expo offers three days of access to the latest technologies and resources for all disabilities, informative workshops, and fun activities like adaptive sports, dance, and more. It’s FREE!
Find Accessible Outdoor Opportunities at Recreation.gov Recreation.gov is a centralized travel planning platform and reservation system for the recreational facilities managed across 13 federal agencies. The site offers tools, tips, and information to discover parks and historic and cultural sites across the US. As part of its Accessibility Initiative, visitors can search for accessible camping and park facilities. Visitors can also review and comment on the accessible features of the sites they visit.
- Adaptive Scuba Programs
- Able Outdoors
- Outdoors Without Limits
- Move United – Adaptive Sports
- National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
- NCHPAD Directory Index
Search the Directory for recreation programs, organizations, equipment, parks, and more.
- Kidz Outdoors
Accessible outdoor recreation resources for children in the Southeastern U.S.
- Blaze Sports America
- Access to Recreation
Find adaptive indoor and outdoor recreation equipment, plus resources for activities of daily living, exercise, home care, and more.
- Top Five Accessible State Parks in Florida (December 2020)
Source: Spinal Cord
- Awesome Accessible Outdoor Adventures in the U.S.
Features 17 states’ accessible nature trails, forests and parks across the United States — 5 within SE Region.
Source: Travel Pulse
- Accessibility And The Great Outdoors: In Congressional Hearings, Disability Advocates Call Attention To ‘Barriers’ In National Parks
National Park Service Resources
- National Park Service Accessibility Information
- U.S. National Parks Access Pass
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) may get a free, lifetime pass to more than 2,000 recreation sites.
- Federal Accessibility Laws and Policy
These laws apply to National Park Service facilities and programs.
- Video: Accessibility in Our National Parks [3:09 min., captioned]
- National Park Service – Establishing a Successful Accessibility Team
- Accessible Picnic Tables
Source: Forect Service U.S. Department of Education
Florida Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Florida State Parks Accessibility and Inclusion Policy
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Barrier-Free Travel; Favorite Florida State Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
Written in 2017 by accessible travel expert Candy B. Harrington, this travel guide highlights trails, attractions, and lodging options for wheelchair-users and slow walkers in 12 of the author’s favorite Florida State Parks. See Links to other Barrier-Free Travel guides on this page.
Source: Barrier Free Florida
- Bird Dog Boats of Florida, Inc.
Provides adaptive inshore boat charters for people using wheelchairs and develops new adaptive boating venues. Encourages waterfront communities to develop and provide accessible facilities for adaptive boating.
- Ann’s Angels Adaptive Water Ski Foundation
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Resources
- Accessibility Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities
- Anglers with Disabilities
- Barrier-Free Boat Ramps
- Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Use this Trip Planning Tool map and choose “Handicap Accessible” to find accessible trail locations.
ADA Requirements for Accessible Recreation Facilities
- Guide to the ADA Accessibility Standards
Also included on this page are Links to the ADA requirements for other types of recreation facilities (such as amusement rides, pools, golf courses) and specific features of the built environment (such as ramps, doorways, parking, etc.).
Source: U.S. Access Board
- Chapter 10: Fishing Piers and Platforms
- Chapter 10: Recreational Boating Facilities
- Chapter 10: Sports Facilities
- ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities
Source: New England ADA Center
- ADA Checklists for Recreational Facilities
Source: New England ADA Center
- Outdoor Developed Areas: A Summary of Accessibility Standards for Federal Outdoor Developed Areas [PDF]
Federal facilities must meet the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) accessibility requirements.
Source: U.S. Access Board
Recreation Therapy (RT) / Therapeutic Recreation (TR)
- American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
- Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA)
- Therapeutic Recreation Institute – FRPA
- New VA Program Investigates Outdoor Therapy for Veterans
Source: National Public Radio (NPR)
- Veterans Multipurpose Outdoor Center
Changing the Lives of veterans through VA approved Recreation Therapies. Based in Groveland, FL.
Past ADA Live Episodes on Accessible Recreation
- Episode 92: Let’s Dig-In: The ADA, Accessible Farming & Gardening
Episode 92 Resources: Let’s Dig-In: The ADA, Accessible Farming & Gardening
- Episode 57: Inclusive Healthy Communities and the ADA
Episode 57 Resources: Inclusive Healthy Communities and the ADA
- Episode 10: Beach Access
Episode 10 Resources: Beach Access
- Episode 9: Accessible Play Areas
Episode 9 Resources: Accessible Play Areas
- Episode 7: Access to Pools
Episode 7 Resources: Access to Pools
Past Webinars from the ADA National Network
- Accessible Recreation Facilities – A Refresher
Source: Great Lakes ADA Center
- Recreation, the ADA, Programming – Let’s Have Fun!
Webinar Date: May 11, 2021
Note: The link for this archived webinar will be added soon
Source: New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design
- Access to Community Recreation Areas
Source: Northeast ADA Center
- Community-Based Recreation: Designing Programs for School-Aged Children with Disabilities
Source: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center