Policies and Procedures
Aquatic facility staff should analyze and assess policies and procedures to ensure none discriminate against people with disabilities. This can be done through a self-evaluation, and if the facility is covered under Title II of the ADA, it should have been completed by January 26, 1993. If a self-evaluation has not been completed, or even if the facility is covered under Title III of the ADA and was not required to complete a self-evaluation, it is still a good idea to conduct one and make it a priority. A self-evaluation can identify if any barriers to participation exist for people with disabilities. If any are identified, policies and procedures should be modified in order to facilitate equal opportunity to participate and benefit from the program along with ensuring a positive experience for customers of all abilities. This should come with some ease as parks and recreation departments, a frequent provider of aquatic facilities, generally focus on providing a positive experience for the user.