Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone
Every way you look at it, fully accessible playgrounds help break social barriers, and become an environment where everyone learns to respect and understand each other. And those are the kinds of lessons that can last a lifetime.
– Unlimited Play: Why Accessible Playgrounds Matter?
[Inclusive playgrounds have] tremendous benefits for the broader community. Not only can all children take part in active play alongside one another, parents, grandparents and members of the community with disabilities can access the spaces as well.
– Let’s Play: The Importance of Inclusive Playgrounds
An inclusive playground shows that everyone has value. It teaches children that everyone can be together. When kids are able to play and see a child in a wheelchair having fun, to see what they can do, it changes their perception. This type of interaction moves feelings from pity to understanding and it makes a better world.
– Laurie Schulze, a mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy