Outdoors for All

Everyone deserves a choice as to what adventure means to them. This webinar will delve into the presenter’s ideas for giving access to people of all abilities through various types of barrier removal to additions that can be made to signage, trails, and other features of outdoor spaces.

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July 27, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE

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This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Maine Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee.

 


Webinar Outline


As a person with a disability, Enock has been working with Maine Trail Finder to further the progress in the accessibility of outdoor spaces. His main focus has been on the accessibility of trails. During this webinar, he is planning to speak about their philosophies toward furthering that goal. Through his personal experience hiking the trails of Maine and using trail ratings and descriptions to choose their hikes, the presenter has gained various philosophers about what outdoor accessibility really means. He believes there are different levels of accessibility just like there are different levels of difficulty. He believes everyone deserves a choice as to what adventure means to them. He will delve into his ideas for giving access to people of all abilities through various types of barrier removal to additions that can be made to signage, trails, and other features of outdoor spaces. If we all work together, we can open up everyone's world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Methods to assist various types of abilities on trail
  • How to write better descriptions (what to include)
  • Ways to improve already existing trails

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


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Presenter


Enock Glidden, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, Maine Trail Finder
Bethel, Maine

An avid and accomplished outdoorsman, Enock can be found adventuring every season of the year throughout his home state of Maine. As a person born with a disability, Enock is a passionate advocate for making trails more accessible for all. He hikes extensively, assessing and writing about his experiences through the award-winning Maine Trail Finder website. His blogs and experiences have been shared widely in local, state, and national media outlets, and Maine Magazine named him one of their Mainers of the Year in 2022. Out on trail, Enock works directly with trail managers to assess both physical and communications barriers that can be minimized or eliminated to make those experiences more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

 


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