The importance of playground equipment for children with disabilities
This IS a bit of a debate topic, yet it's not deemed important enough, I imagine. It's just more important than it seems.
The parks and various schools upgraded their playground equipment to replace the old ones. Unfortunately, new the playground equipment is much worse than the old equipment. The big problem here is that kids these days are lazy bums. You would imagine they would try to make the playground look more entertaining to those lazy bums. The only thing they did was up the difficulty level to the point where even I as a teenager am not strong or balanced or even brave enough to use it. They made the playground have one level of difficulty. Even the slides are all wrong. They have no sides, they require you to sit on them a certain way. In order to know the way to slide down those slides you will need to read the instructions underneath those slides. You can't slide down them the same way you slide down normal slides, and if you do you fall off and seriously hurt yourself.
So you might probably wonder why a deathtrap of a playground is built. honestly, it must be cheaper than a classic playground because it is made of more plastic. But here's the thing: The lazy bum children aren't the only ones affected by these plastic deathtraps. The kids with disabilities are affected, even more than this affects the lazy kids. A lot more. A kid who can't read well won't know how to use the slide. A kid with bad motor skills wouldn't be able to do most things one that playground or else they will really hurt themselves. Playgrounds are as important to disabled kids as they are to normal kids, often even more for the kids with bad motor skills. The reason why playgrounds were effective and popular was that you could play on them no matter what level of coordination you were at. You wanted to slide on a small slide? You could. Big slide? You could. Crawl in the tubes? Yes. Play pirate with the steering wheel? yes. The list goes on and on. I'm going to be an adult soon, and if I can't make sense of the new playgrounds, there is something horribly wrong with them. If they replace every playground with these things, there would be a whole generation of disabled kids not being able to play on a playground.