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Rachel commented on Make Inclusive Design Playful!

Firstly, thank you so much for the work that you are doing in partnership with Mmofra Foundation! We hear so little about joyful social interventions in the context of disability, and I am really excited to continue participating in the evolution of this public space project.

You sparked my curiosity with question (4): How do we ensure that children with disabilities get their turn on structures that are fun for all?

You have already implemented one solution with great success: scheduling private park time for groups like the Cerebral Palsy support group.
However, I think it is critical to ensure integrated play opportunities, where children with disabilities and their caregivers spend quality time engaging with the broader community. People with disabilities are so often invisible in the dialogue around the use of public space, and I hope we can see a shift in that trend with projects like this one!

Would you consider training park docents/program staff/volunteers on facilitating play for children with mobility issues on days when the park space is open to the public?

Also, are you considering developing dedicated space for physical therapy, accessible to caregivers and children at any time?

Looking forward to continuing the conversation!