Thursday, May 5, 2022

A chance to give input on inclusivity, accessibility in outdoors

accessibilityTwo Virtual Public Forums on Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Sustainability in the Outdoors Scheduled for May

DEC, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), will be hosting a two-part webinar series on integrating inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability in providing access to state lands.

In each session, Janet Zeller, a national expert on accessibility of outdoor recreation for people with disabilities, will give a presentation, followed by a discussion facilitated by the DEC/APA Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee consists of representatives of people with disabilities who are focused on improving the accessibility of outdoor recreation across New York State.

  • Session 1 (Tuesday, May 10; Noon-1:30pm): Mobility Devices on Public Lands: Is it a Wheelchair or Other Power-Driven Mobility Device? Register online for the May 10 session.
  • Session 2 (Tuesday, May 17; Noon-1:30pm): Sustainable Trails and Accessibility: How to keep our wild lands wild while being more inclusive. Register online for the May 17 session.

These public forums are part of the state’s ongoing efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and increase opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to recreate together in the outdoors.

American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be available at each session. For questions about additional assistance to accommodate participation, submit a request with your Webex registration. For more information, email us, call 518-402-9295, or visit DEC’s website.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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