Accessible Golf and Miniature Golf Facilities
Accessibility Online Webinar Series
Thursday, June 2, 2022
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Eastern Time
Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
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Let’s get swinging on the fairways and greens! People with disabilities enjoy playing a round of golf or putt-putt during the summertime. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards address the design and construction of golf and miniature golf courses for accessibility. This session will review the scoping and technical requirements for accessible golf and miniature golf courses. U.S. Access Board staff Bill Botten and Juliet Shoultz will also address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion about accessibility at golf and miniature golf facilities.
For golf courses, presenters will review the technical provisions that address teeing grounds, putting greens, teeing stations at driving ranges, course weather shelters, golf car rental areas, bag drop areas, and course toilet rooms. Additionally, they will address the special criteria that permit the use of a “golf car passage” in lieu of the traditional accessible route to connect these spaces within the boundary of the course.
For miniature golf courses, presenters will review the scoping provisions for miniature golf that establish the minimum number of holes required to be accessible in newly constructed courses. They will also address the technical provisions for accessible routes on the playing surface or adjacent to the playing surface serving accessible holes, start of play areas, and the golf club reach range.
Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
Register for the webinar at https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=111004
First time users will need to create an account. This step is done only once, and you will use the same account to register for different sessions throughout the year. After you create an account, you will immediately be able to register for any of our sessions.
Continuing Education Credits available: LACES: 1.5 credits; AIA CES: 1.5 credits; ACTCP: 1.5 credits; Certificate of Attendance: 1.5 credit hours.
Sessions are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual attendance/participation is documented. All sessions will have a written transcript as well as a digital recording of the session archived after the event.
This session will be delivered using the Zoom Webinar Platform with real-time captioning and a Sign Language Interpreter.
Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Juliet Shoultz, Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board