What can you do to make your outdoor sites accessible to people with disabilities? What kinds of equipment should you get to meet their needs? How can you incorporate special-needs clienteles into your regular activities?
Kéroul is introducing a guide to an accessible outdoors, working closely with the Association québécoise pour le loisir des personnes handicapées (AQLPH) and with financial support from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
The guide is broken down into short, easy-to-read sheets and is intended to help managers, organizations and municipalities design fully inclusive outdoor activities and sites.
It focuses mainly on the obstacles a person with motor impairments could face, but does address other types of disabilities as well. However, the measures suggested will make everyone’s experience more pleasant.
The guide features a huge range of land, water and air activities, for summer and winter alike. Each sheet outlines the adapted equipment suitable for these clienteles, along with examples of inspiring practices and additional references such as specialized documents or testimonials.
The sheets are available (in French only) on the Kéroul website.
This project was coordinated by Kéroul, an organization dedicated to making tourism and culture accessible for people with restricted physical ability. Since 1979, it has been inspecting and certifying tourist establishments, supplying its clientele with accurate information, training front-line employees to welcome people with disabilities, and advising tourist businesses that want to provide better services for these people.
About the Association québécoise pour le loisir des personnes handicapées (AQLPH)
The AQLPH was incorporated in 1978 and its main mission is to promote and develop accessible recreational activities. It is committed to helping people with disabilities enjoy inclusive and meaningful recreational activities. The AQLPH acts as a coordinator for regional authorities from 16 administrative regions in Quebec, and with its network, represents more than 350 affiliated organizations.