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AIMFREE.

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Woman walking into fitness facility. AIMFREE

Abstract: Video demonstrates how the AIMFREE (Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments) instrument can be used to create barrier free fitness environments for individuals with disabilities. The AIMFREE instrument was developed to measure the accessibility of fitness and recreation facilities as it pertains to persons with mobility impairments. Available in paper format or online, AIMFREE contains about 400 questions and 15 different sections. Sections include: (1) general measures of accessibility including entrance areas, flooring and carpeting, and the service area; (2) fitness center-specific measures of accessibility include the equipment, swimming pool and surrounding area, facility related information, and televisions. When using the online version, automatic solutions provide a detailed explanation of the problem, pictures that show examples of problems as well as solutions, ways to remove barriers, and reference’s to the ADA guidelines. Run time: 5minutes 25 seconds.

NARIC Accession Number: O18398.  What's this?
Author(s): Lullo, Carolyn.
Project Number: H133E070029.
Publisher(s): Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology Benefiting Persons with Disabilities (RERC RecTech), University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 711,Chicago, IL 60608-6904: 312/413-9651.
Publication Year: 2010.

Descriptor Terms: ACCESSIBILITY, ADA, ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BARRIERS, COMMUNITY INTEGRATION, COMMUNITY LIVING, EVALUATION, EXERCISE, FACILITIES, INDEPENDENT LIVING, MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS, RECREATION, SURVEY FORMS.