Barrier Free Access – A Meaningful Design Concept for All

A comprehensive discussion of design guidelines for recreational boating facilities and fishing piers and platforms to facilitate access by persons with disabilities. This paper covers guidelines for accessible paths, gangways, boat slips, and boarding piers at boat launch facilities, as well as fishing piers and platforms, implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It…

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A comprehensive discussion of design guidelines for recreational boating facilities and fishing piers and platforms to facilitate access by persons with disabilities. This paper covers guidelines for accessible paths, gangways, boat slips, and boarding piers at boat launch facilities, as well as fishing piers and platforms, implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It also references the international guidance for barrier free access crafted by Working Group #14 of the International Navigation Association (nee PIANC).

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