The Access Nature Forum was created to bring together a diverse selection of like-minded individuals 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 for a conversation with Craig Ismaili, a staff attorney with Disability Rights NJ, and his colleague Regina Smith. This presentation will summarize the relevant regulations regarding inclusion and accessibility for vision impairments, deaf or hard of hearing, sensory processing disorders, and anxiety. They will highlight examples from across the country and brainstorm best practices for increasing accessibility and enjoyment of outdoor spaces in NJ in relation to these disability concerns. Finally, attendees will review considerations and tips to begin the conversation about accessibility in their own space. At the end of his discussion, there will be time to ask questions.
This will take place ONLINE via Zoom. You can email Sean Kane Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.