MOAA and U.S. Access Board offer free training workshop

WASHINGTON – A free training workshop from the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) and the United States Access Board, on the new accessibility guidelines for recreational facilities will be offered, MOAA said in a statement yesterday.

Jim Frye, MOAA executive director, said attendees will learn to embrace the new guidelines and use them as a significant competitive advantage for their facilities. The benefits of accessibility training will allow marina and boating facility operators to:

– Save money by learning the guidelines prior to construction or renovation.

– Ensure individuals with disabilities are provided with increased accessibility and opportunities at facilities. *(Persons between ages 45 and 64 will increase from 61-79 million in the U.S. by 2010, with the average age of the typical boater rising from 48 to 57 years of age – Boat & Motor Dealer, December 2003).

– Incorporate accessibility into the design of the boating and recreational facility with accessibility guidelines distributed at workshops.

– To receive more information, a grant application to host this new program or to register, contact Mari Lou Livingood with MOAA at or (866) FOR-MOAA.

The program fee and all costs are paid by MOAA, in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.

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