Lunchtime Virtual Public Forum Series
Introduction by Kimberly T. Hill, Chief Disability Officer, Office of NYS Governor Kathy Hochul
This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of relevant federal regulations and standards on access to public lands by people with disabilities to inform public discourse in New York State. Janet Zeller, a national expert on accessibility of outdoor recreation, will give a presentation on each topic, followed by a discussion period facilitated by the Accessibility Advisory Committee to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).
Sustainable Trails and Accessibility: How to keep our wild lands wild while being more inclusive
Tuesday, May 17, Noon-1:30pm
This session will provide an overview of accessible and sustainable trail design and how to integrate sustainability and accessibility in keeping with the federal standards for accessible trails. Integration of these factors results in trails that reduce environmental impacts and open the outdoors to hikers of all abilities while maintaining the character of the trail and reducing trail maintenance.
Presenter: Janet Zeller. Discussion facilitator: Lisa Tarricone- Member, Accessibility Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Taconic Resources for Independent Living, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Register for the May 17th Webex
American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be available at each session. Please let us know how else we may accommodate your participation by submitting a request with your registration by April 27.
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