Access to nature is beneficial to everyone, including persons with disabilities. Increasingly research shows that time in nature provides a range of physical, emotional and mental benefits and can enhance a sense of belonging. However, accessibility issues mean that the disability community is often excluded from the outdoors. This webinar addresses the current environment of access, barriers to the outdoors, and how we can make nature more accessible.
- Jeremy S. Buzzell, Branch Chief, Accessibility Management Program, U.S. National Park Service
- Riss Leitzke, Program Coordinator, Wilderness Inquiry
- Kristine Perry, Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
- Stuart Seaborn, Managing Director, Litigation, Disability Rights Advocates
- Emily G. Bergeron, Assistant Professor, Department of Historic Preservation, University of Kentucky College of Design; Vice Chair, Environmental Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Joint Sponsor: ABA Commission on Disability Rights
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