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Resources for Recreation Continued:

Wheelchair accessible wildlife viewing sites in Texas.

Accessible opportunities in our National Parks.

Rise Adventures is a non-profit providing therapeutic learning experiences through adaptive outdoor adventures and sporting programs - from airplanes to X-games.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) LIFE Center. Browse the largest source of information specific to people with physical disabilities. Locate disability organizations, government agencies, support groups, and health information on key areas of life.

Laws and government programs:

  • Automotive Safety Issues for Persons with Disabilities

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the federal government agency with the authority to regulate the manufacture of automotive adaptive equipment and modified vehicles used by persons with disabilities. Several publications are listed on this page, including:
    "Adapting Motor Vehicles for People With Disabilities (brochure),""Adaptive Equipment Questionnaire," and"Transporting Students With Special Needs"
    The page also contains research, safety standards, and regulations regarding vehicle adaptations.

  • U.S. Access Board

    ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG).

  • U.S. Department of Justice

    Information on ADA requirements and enforcement.

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Information on housing resources for people with disabilities.

  • Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

    Texas state agency to provide programs and support for people with disabilities and families of children with development delays.

  • Disability Rights Texas

    Federally designated legal and protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.

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