Attend an Oregon State Parks Disability Listening Session
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Ashley Schahfer, owner of Empowering Access, are hosting a series of workshops focused on removing physical access barriers at Oregon’s state parks for our disabled community.
Participant feedback will help OPRD develop the new Oregon Accessibility Design Standards. By participating you will be helping OPRD identify and address barriers to recreation in features such as trails, picnic areas, water access, and campgrounds. The workshops will help identify barriers to access, set priorities, and brainstorm solutions tailored to the needs and desires of members of the disabled community.
Who is invited to participate: People with disabilities who experience barriers to accessing and enjoying public lands. Insights from this community is essential to the success of this project, which is designed to listen to and value the lived experiences of the disabled community and work together to develop solutions. If you are not disabled but would like to help, you are invited to forward this information to your network and any individuals who might be interested.
To attend you will need to register through the links below or visit OPRD’s Accessibility Standards and Design Guidelines web page. Please use the registration forms to indicate if you need accommodations or translation services.