Free Webinars Address Accessibility

Join the Access Board as they present the webinar titled " FINAL RULE - Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for Trails, Picnic and Camping Facilities, and Beach Access Routes." The rule applies to federal agencies that develop outdoor areas for recreational purposes, including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation. The new requirements will become mandatory on November 25, 2013 as part of the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards, which apply to facilities that are built, altered, or leased with federal funds. To register for this free webinar, visit (then click on "schedule").

Friday, November 8, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific

Registration closes 24 hours prior to the session. Individuals will be given a chance to ask questions during the live session, though priority will be given to questions asked in advance (the deadline for sending questions in advance has already passed, as of November 1st).

This session will be recorded and available to review within 24 hours following the conclusion of the session at .

For more information on the FINAL RULE, visit the Access Board's website .


You're Invited...Mark Your Calendar

American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series "

American Trails invites you to join us for a webinar titled "Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines" that will focus on the trails portion of the final Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines, Outdoor Developed Areas.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific

This webinar will be hosted by American Trails and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the presentation made by U.S. Forest Service staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the details of trails in the ABA Accessibility Guidelines

  • Understand how trails on non-federal lands can benefit from using the guidelines

  • Learn how accessibility relates to more sustainable trail design

  • Learn how federal agencies will apply the trail guidelines for accessibility

  • Learn from an on-the-ground experience perspective

  • Learn about resources for accessible trails and other outdoor recreation facilities

More details on this free webinar coming soon, including how to register!

For questions regarding this webinar, email .

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