Trail surface is one factor of building accessible trails. This article provides an introductory overview of the different types of trail surface, and the pros and cons of their use for an accessible trail.
How can we make sure we are carrying our efforts for social justice into social media? Here are some tips for creating content that draws upon the work of social change thinkers, and for conscientiously sharing social media posts.
Learn how to write alt text, image descriptions, audio descriptions, and captions for your outdoor content.
The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of access to nature are widely known, yet communities that need these benefits the most are often excluded from outdoor spaces. What does accessibility in the outdoors actually mean, and how can it be improved for all people with disabilities? Syren Nagakyrie shares their experiences as a disabled hiker and offers some suggestions.
Disabled Hikers is based in the traditional lands of the Quileute now known as Forks, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Our vision is an outdoors culture transformed by fair representation, accessibility, and justice for disabled and all other marginalized peoples. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, a multiracial family traveling in a converted school bus was accosted by... Continue Reading →
Did you know that most states have guidelines for the rationing of medical care that consider the lives of disabled people as less valuable? This has once again come to the forefront as Covid-19 emergency management plans are released.I am sharing letters that Disabled Hikers has signed on in support, which you can sign too.... Continue Reading →
Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States have a disability, according to the 2010 Americans with Disabilities study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Disability cuts across all gender, racial, economic, and other social factors, making it the largest and most diverse marginalized community. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more people will... Continue Reading →