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AIMFREE (Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments) Manuals.

These manuals are a validated series of questionnaire measures that can be used by persons with mobility limitations and professionals (i.e., fitness and recreation center staff, and/or owners of fitness centers) to assess the accessibility of recreation and fitness facilities, including fitness centers and swimming pools.

To purchase a copy of AIMFREE, please visit the NCPAD Webshop.

  • Barriers to Physical Activity and Disability Survey (B-Pads)
    • The Barriers to Physical Activity and Disability Survey (B-PADS) was developed to measure barriers faced by people with disabilities. The B-PADS consists of 40 personal and environmental barriers.
  • Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADs)
    • The Barriers to Physical Activity and Disability Survey (B-PADS) was developed to measure barriers faced by people with disabilities. The B-PADS consists of 40 personal and environmental barriers.
  • Quick Pathways Accessibility Tool (Q-PAT)
    • The Q-PAT (formerly HEZ-EAT) is a path accessibility audit that was developed through a Delphi process with top experts in the fields of design and accessibility. The tool contains detailed items about outdoor paths and other outdoor onsite characteristics.
  • Sidewalk Accessibility Checklist
  • Paratransit Checklist
  • Grocery Store Checklist
  • Fitness Center Checklist
  • Fixed Route Checklist