Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.2 Play Area/Playground Equipment

6.2.1 General Requirements Play Equipment and Surfaces Meet ADA Requirements

Play equipment and play surfaces should conform to recommendations from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1).
Play equipment and play surfaces that are safe and accessible to children with disabilities will encourage all children to play together (2).
For additional information regarding playground equipment and play surfaces accessible to children with disabilities, review the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the U.S. Access Board’s Summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas at
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  1. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (U.S. Access Board). 2005. Accessible play areas: A summary of accessibility guidelines for play areas.
  2. Fiene, R. 2002. 13 indicators of quality child care: Research update. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.