Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement for self-evaluation and transition planning for municipal recreation sites during the workshop “Increasing Access to the Hudson River Estuary for Individuals with Disabilities” on October 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Wallace Visitor Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. Registration is free, but is limited to the first 40 people.
This training will include a review of some typical barriers to accessibility that can be improved without significant cost, until permanent improvements can be made. Staff from local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) will share information about their health and wellness-related projects where collaboration may be possible between the CILs and local parks and recreation programs.
Speakers include Jennifer Perry, from the Northeast ADA Center, who provides accessibility training and technical assistance to architects and code officials nationwide; and Dr. LaWanda Cook, PhD, Cornell University, who has created and delivered workshops and training sessions about disability, employment, independent living, leisure, and work/life balance.