Overview of the Study
In a previous study of ACCT members, three questions were asked about the participation of people with disabilities on challenge courses. When asked if their courses were designed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, 48% said yes, and 52% said no (n=276). Next, they were asked if the courses designed with opportunities for people with disabilities are effective at accomplishing this goal. On this question, 31.6% agreed, 18% were not sure, and the remainder disagreed or felt it did not apply (n=221), which would be the case for those without access to their courses. The third question asked if it is important to continue researching, advocating, and reporting challenge course designs that provide opportunities for people with disabilities. A resounding 83.8% of respondents (n=259) agreed that this line of development within ACCT was important.
A participant stops at a resting platform at his way up the climbing tower. Photo courtesy of Bradford Woods.