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Recreation for all: Improving accessibility on public lands

Posted on November 6, 2023

  • 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.

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