Bridging the Gap

Assessing, Empowering, and Engaging People with Disabilities in the Outdoors

Discover how to leverage AccessNow’s innovative approach to assess spaces, empower individuals with disabilities to contribute, and effectively market the results through the mobile app, AccessNow.

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August 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

Join us for an inspiring session on the vital role of accessibility in parks and trails for people with disabilities. Discover how to leverage AccessNow’s innovative approach to assess spaces, empower individuals with disabilities to contribute, and effectively market the results through the mobile app, AccessNow. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the movement toward a more inclusive and accessible future for American trails.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Importance of Accessibility: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of what accessibility in the outdoors is all about and why it is crucial for people with disabilities. Learn about the benefits of inclusive spaces and how accessibility positively impacts individuals, communities, and society as a whole.
  • Explore the Role of Employment for People with Disabilities: Participants will discover the significance of employing individuals with disabilities as part of the solution. Learn about the unique perspectives and expertise that disabled people bring to the table, and how diverse representation can lead to more effective and sustainable accessibility solutions.
  • Recognize the Importance of Inclusive Marketing: Participants will grasp the importance of inclusive marketing strategies to engage and cater to the diverse needs of all people.


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


Webinar Partners


Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO, AccessNow
Toronto, Canada

Maayan Ziv is the Founder & CEO of AccessNow in Toronto, Canada. Maayan is an activist, photographer, and entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places and outdoor experiences worldwide. What began as a response to her frustration when trying to navigate inaccessible places, AccessNow soon grew to become a mission-oriented social enterprise. As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. To date, AccessNow has shared accessibility information about over 1 million places in 107 countries around the world.


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American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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