The National Center on Accessibility and Eppley Institute staff have been hard at work designing a training course for National Park Service park accessibility coordinators. Park accessibility coordinators perform a collateral duty to improve access to their park unit’s programs and facilities for people with disabilities.
The training course was designed for park accessibility coordinators at all levels of experience. Some of the topics covered include:
- an overview of legal requirements and accessibility standards;
- understanding people with disabilities and how they interact with their environment;
- best practices for removing barriers and planning to improve access for people with disabilities;
- universal design;
- roles and responsibilities of the park accessibility coordinator and how to be an effective coordinator; and
- where to find accessibility resources and how to be an accessibility resource for your park.
The course will initially be offered twice this fall, November 5-8 and December 3-6, in St. Louis, Missouri, with field visits to nearby Gateway Arch National Park.
For more information about the course or to inquire about availability, contact NCA Program Specialist Kellie Seaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-856-4428.