Accessible Trail Surface Types

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.

Access Nature

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.

No Body Is Disposable

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 →

Disability Statistics

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 →

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