Accessibility is affected by so many factors.
Environment / climate / access to facilities - Where you live will affect the sports you get involved in. The landscape in the lake district for example is perfect for hiking. You need to live near the sea to take part in surfing
Everyone has different capabilities, and thus our experience in the outdoors and our access to it vary. Access is also affected by social status, wealth, gender, ethnicity and disability.
What are some different factors that affect accessibility?
Fitness is far more important than age a fit 55 year old will be a better risk on your team than an obese 30 year old.
There are the following factors affecting accessibility: 1. Risk 2. Gender 3. Diisability 4. Competence 5. Environment/Weather 6. Travel 7. Cost 8. Ethnicity 9. Age etc
Age is a very important issue, Can define a specific type of adventure for each one.
How many factors affect the accessibility of adventure?
Outdoor Education - Access to adventure: factors that can affect
Factors that can affect accessibility
There is a strong relationship between a person's capabilities and their
access to a specific outdoor activity. We access the outdoors through all
our senses; in its purest form it should engage our mind, soul and body.
Everyone has different capabilities, and thus our experience in the
outdoors and our access to it vary. Access is also affected by social
status, wealth, gender, ethnicity and disability. In Criterion 4 you need
to make sure you have explored what affects the accessibility of an
activity or venue.
HOW IT AFFECTS ACCESSIBILITY
INCREASE OR DECREASE IN ACCESS
Affects the safety of an activity
Higher risk lowers access
Can lower access for women
Reduction in movement reduces the range of activities; also historical
bias, difficulty in transport and lack of facilities
Competence levels of both the participant and leader affects
Higher competence increases access, and vice versa
Remote, difficult areas reduce access; also challenging, unpredictable
environments can affect access
Difficult environments mean reduction in access, remote environments
Distance can be expensive; lack of transport will affect access
Far away places make access difficult for pepole without transport
The cost of an adventrue will determine who can participate
High cost activities have limited access
Cultural factors can affect accessibility
Some cultures have customs that affect accessibility, e.g. Muslim women
Age of the participant can determine safety issues and affect
Older and younger members of the community can participate in a lower
range of activities
Some adventure activities can be difficult for people who do not have
access to transport
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