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RIWC_PARA_A132 Universal Design in Zoological Settings

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A132 Universal Design in Zoological Settings

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RIWC_PARA_A132 Universal Design in Zoological Settings

  1. 1. Universal Design in a Zoological Setting
  2. 2. Resource – Center for Universal Design
  3. 3. Background in Outdoor and Therapeutic Recreation Seasonal Keeper Access Coordinator for People with Disabilities
  4. 4. Brookfield Zoo History • Opened July 1, 1934 • Construction started in 1926 • 216 Acres • 2 million visitors per year • Know for its barless cages
  5. 5. Feedback on Accessibility Advisory Group  Progress Center for Independent Living – People with mobility and physical disabilities  Chicago Hearing Society – People with hearing loss or who are deaf  Lighthouse for the Blind and Horizons for the Blind – People with low vision or total sight loss. Special Education Classes and Disabilities Groups  Evaluations from tours and education programs Focus Groups  Adults and Children with low or no vision for enhancements of exhibits.
  6. 6. South Gate – Additional Accessible Parking and Level Entrance
  7. 7. Large Print Version of Zoo Map
  8. 8. Electronic Convenience Vehicles – For Guest with Mobility Limitations
  9. 9. Audio Programs – For Hard of Hearing Guests
  10. 10. Accessible Transportation System – For Guests Using Wheelchairs
  11. 11. Handouts – In Large Print and Braille
  12. 12. Entrance Access Level Entrances Sloped Walkways
  13. 13. Automatic Door Openers Restaurants Exhibits
  14. 14. Accessible Picnic Tables and Benches
  15. 15. Father/ Daughter – Unisex Toilet rooms
  16. 16. Toilets for Tots and Adults
  17. 17. Resources on Exhibit Accessibility American Alliance of Museums National Park Service
  18. 18. Viewing Into Exhibits - Unobstructed
  19. 19. Viewing Levels – Children and Guest Using a Wheelchair
  20. 20. Ground Floor to Partial Underwater Viewing
  21. 21. Full Underwater Viewing
  22. 22. Exhibit – Heating and Cooling Elements
  23. 23. Focused Group Feedback Entrance to Tropic World - Statue
  24. 24. Samson the Gorilla
  25. 25. Seven Sea Life Sized Statue Details
  26. 26. Seven Sea Statue Details
  27. 27. Two Dimensional Life Sized Animal Cutout
  28. 28. Exhibits with Touchable Objects
  29. 29. Touchable Exhibits – Multi-Sensory
  30. 30. Exhibit Accessibility Contact Information American Alliance of Museums 1575 Eye Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 2005 (202) 289-1818 “Everyone’s Welcome” Harpers Ferry Center Center for Media Services National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior 67 Mather Place Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 (304) 535-5050 “Programmatic Accessibility Guidelines for National Park Service Interpretive Media”
  31. 31. Mark Trieglaff, President Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc. 915 Eddy Court Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 303-3677 (cell) mark@actservicesconsulting.com www.actservicesconsulting.com Contact Information

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