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March 20, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT Accessibility Guideline Workshop for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas of Northwest Indiana

March 20, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT Accessibility Guideline Workshop for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas of Northwest Indiana

The workshop is sponsored by Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission and National Park Service.

From the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the NW Indiana Regional Planning Committee (NIRPC) are teaming up to provide a unique training opportunity to learn about Accessibility Guidelines for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas of NW Indiana. This 1-day training is designed to give learners a greater understanding of the concept of “program access” and the application of the accessibility standards to the unique outdoor recreation opportunities of Northwest Indiana. Discussion will include the interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Architectural Barriers Act for federal, state, municipal, and cooperative partner facilities. The training will focus on the accessibility of outdoor recreation spaces for people with disabilities such as picnic areas, beaches, scenic viewing areas, paddling/boating and fishing facilities, bike paths, and trails. Learners will also explore the principles of universal design and opportunities to design beyond the minimum standards for all visitors.

Jennifer Skulski will serve as the instructor for this training program. Jennifer has more than 22-years professional experience as a consultant, instructor, and researcher advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. She has led accessibility assessment teams for more than 500 municipal recreation facilities and 60 national parks, including the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. She has assisted numerous organizations in developing dynamic ADA/504 Transition Plans and will be one of the featured presenters for the National ADA Symposium in June. The intended audience are Parks and Rec managers and planners, land trusts, outdoor education program providers, NGOs, and anybody interested in learning more about providing accessibility in an outdoor environment.

For further information, please contact me at (219) 395-1571 or Please feel free to spread the word.

Limited spaces. Small Fee. Registration is required.

To register:

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