- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has introduced an “accessibility” map for its recreation sites to help people with mobility or accessibility needs.
- This map is part of Disability Awareness Month and is the first step in a bigger effort by the BLM.
- A team of experts has improved the online map, allowing users to view accessible sites by clicking on an accessibility icon.
- They are also adding photos and detailed information about accessibility features, including whether there is accessible parking, toilets, picnic tables, and more.
- The BLM worked with specialists from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation and did surveys to make sure the information about the accessible features was correct.
- Future phases will provide more information about accessible facilities on the map and details about individual sites within larger facilities, like specific campsites.
- The goal is to make BLM-administered sites more inclusive for all visitors.
Learn more and view the accessibility map here.