Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Access Public Natural Resources

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: American Bar Association
  • Disability

Access to nature is beneficial to everyone, including persons with disabilities. Increasingly research shows that time in nature provides a range of physical, emotional and mental benefits and can enhance a sense of belonging. However, accessibility issues mean that the disability community is often excluded from the outdoors. This webinar will address the current environment of access, barriers to the outdoors, and how we can make nature more accessible.

  - Jeremy S. Buzzell – Branch Chief, Accessibility Management Program, U.S. National Park Service
- Riss Leitzke – Program Coordinator, Wilderness Inquiry
- Kristine Perry – Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
- Stuart Seaborn – Managing Director, Litigation, Disability Rights Advocates
- Emily G. Bergeron (Moderator)– Assistant Professor, Department of Historic Preservation, University of Kentucky College of Design; Vice Chair, Environmental Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Live captions and an ASL interpreter will be available.