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Inclusive Design - Image courtesy of phasinphoto at
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Accessibility, Inclusion, Universal Design, Access for All? What do we need to know when considering more than the minimum requirements necessary for barrier free access for a play environment? Ken Kutska gives an historical perspective and describes the evolution of accessibility to inclusion.
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The Trust for Public Land
by: Anne-Marie Spencer
City parks are serve complex and diverse needs, from recreation, to beautification, to providing a gathering space for citizens. One of the most valuable tools in discovering the trends, demographics, popular amenities, and usage data of city parks is The Trust for Public Land’s annual City Park Facts report.
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International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
by: International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association IPEMA
The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), the playground industry's leading playground safety certification organization, will celebrate National Playground Safety Week (April 20-24) this week by highlighting the organization’s popular materials and resources to educate about playground safety and the scientific benefits...
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Gymboree Play and Music
by: Jay Beckwith
Today is a red-letter day for me. Having created dozens of playground innovations I finally have one that is patented. Interesting read about Jay Beckwith's experience with the playground equipment patent process.
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Playful expression of Miruku - Flickr
by: Bernie DeKoven
Though speculating on the benefits, origins, and/or functions of play is always interesting, and sometimes even worth a good laugh, that we play, in my opinion, is a phenomenon even more worthy of our collective exploration, worthy of even more profound laughter. Defining playfulness!
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