Access for people with disabilities
by Dan Kleen, President, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), Karen Umphress, Owner, UP! Outside
Access for people with disabilities has been a topic of increased interest over the past decade. With the new guidelines regarding other power driven mobility devices, the topic has come to the forefront in many areas. However, there are groups who have been working with the disabled for years, and there are programs that have been designed to introduce the disabled or re-introduce our wounded veterans to trail systems that they can utilize without any special requirements. This presentation will showcase some of these programs.
These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
The Ford Motor Company will make a donation to American Trails via the Bronco Wild Fund to support on-the-ground trail projects across America.
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