Trail's End... or BeginningBy Roland, Tom Williams, A.I.A., Soy L. - Architecture and Barrier Free Design, PVA; PN: Paraplegia News,
(Pages: pp. 28-) Publication Date: July 1995
In addition to regular coverage of the results of the 9th annual U.S. Open Bass Tournament, the last stop on the 1994-95 PVA National Bass Trail, the article features two sidebars relating to assistive technology. First, the article describes how the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Compliance Board's (the Access Board) Recreation Access Advisory Committee developed guidelines for designing accessible fishing and boating facilities. It briefly describes the Committee's recommendations for accessible gangways and boating facilities. There is information about how to provide commentary about these proposed guidelines prior to official adoption, and how to receive copies of the guidelines; there is a toll free telephone number for the Access Board. The second sidebar describes a device designed to steady wheelchairs while in fishing boats, called a T-Bar. The device secures the bottom of a wheelchair to a boat's pedestal floor base, and anchors the chair while allowing the angler to pivot 360 degrees. There is a telephone number for Bruce Scott, creator of the T-Bar.
Published by: PVA Publications (Website:http://www.pvamagazines.com)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )
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