Accommodating disabled sporting events
The organizer will make a good faith effort to accommodate all persons with disabilities.
The ADA/504 Coordinator should be consulted whenever accessibility questions arise.
All event organizers must be familiar with this policy, comply with its scheduling and notice requirements, and make every effort to accommodate attendees at events who have disabilities.
Wheelchairs may be rented by the event organizer or the individual with the mobility impairment from Scott's Pharmacy on Pio Nono Ave - 478-742-3098.
Hopefully, the guidelines will foster discussions among event directors, members of the disabled community, law enforcement and public safety personnel and others involved with a particular event.
While the safety of all participants in a running event remains the paramount concern of any event director, these guidelines will help event directors focus on real safety concerns related to a specific disability and not concerns based on false perceptions, stereotypes or generalizations about athletes with disabilities.
The recreation facility guidelines are a supplement to ADAAG.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information for event directors and athletes.It is hoped that these guidelines will facilitate the inclusion of athletes with disabilities in road racing events.The guidelines are not intended to cover all events or situations.References to ADAAG are mentioned throughout this summary.In 1979 the Road Runners Club of America published “Guidelines for Wheelchair Athletes”.