An inclusive playground addresses the needs of all people including those who have autism, intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other disabilities. It also addresses the needs of typical children. An inclusive playground accommodates everyone and challenges them at their own developmental level.
The play richness is the quantity, quality, diversity and inter-relationships of play events on a playground and is intented to provide a rich, inclusive play space where children of all abilities can grow and learn through physical, emotional, sensory, and social experiences.
Play Richness is divided into three categories: Physical, Social, and Cooperative Play. When selecting play equipment and activities, the goal is to include strategies from each of the three play categories. Each type of play is crucial to a child’s development. Having a mixture of the categories will increase the probability of creating an exciting and more inclusive playground. (Source: Inclusive Play Design Guide - Playworld Systems)
We have grouped these categories under the concept of the five elements. See and share this vision with us under the section "The 5 elements."