Access Nature Forum On September 13th
Join us on September 13th at 7 pm as we hear from members of the Disability Rights New Jersey staff, Craig Ismaili, and his colleague Regina Smith.
Hello, Access Nature allies!
The Access Nature Forum is a place to have conversations about improving access to natural places. We aim to engage those with disabilities, their families, caregivers, veterans’ groups, assisted living organizations, advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, state, and local officials, and agencies in a public discourse that identifies public interest, concerns, and ideas, and join their voices for improving access to natural places.
Join us on September 13th at 7 pm as we hear from members of the Disability Rights New Jersey staff, Craig Ismaili, and his colleague Regina Smith. They will share about the world of sensory disabilities by summarizing the regulations regarding inclusion and accessibility for individuals with vision impairments, deaf or hard of hearing, sensory processing disorders, and anxiety. Presenters will highlight examples from across the nation and brainstorm best practices for increasing inclusion and accessibility for the enjoyment of outdoor spaces in New Jersey.
They will look at what regulatory challenges we face, as well as tools and resources that can be implemented by land managers at parks, and nature/recreational sites to make these areas more inclusive and accessible to this section of the community. At the end, attendees will have time to ask questions as well as review considerations and tips to begin the conversation about accessibility in their own space.
We are thrilled to have you join us in this public discussion. We hope these forums will provide the public with valuable information about inclusion and accessibility in nature. We want to provide a space for discussion to advance the goal of making New Jersey’s open spaces more accessible for our disabled community.
Those interested in joining the conversation can sign-up for the September 13th forum below.
We hope to see you all at this next public discussion!
If you have questions or want to connect with the Access Nature initiative, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.