Creating Accessible Play Spaces: A Toolkit for School-Based Groups

Shira Standfield

This toolkit aims to raise awareness throughout the school community of the value and practicality of incorporating accessible design and diversity into outdoor play spaces at schools. It is both an overview of best practices and a concrete how-to guide in undertaking the development of a new inclusive play space project or the renovation of an existing play space at a school. The focus of this resource is accessibility in relation to mobility impairments, although some issues related to the inclusion of children with other disabilities are included.

The toolkit includes photos and examples of successful natural play spaces as well as principles and guidelines for ensuring universal access for all students.

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