Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Workshops

Opening Spaces: Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Mandates to Create More Accessible Outdoor Experiences for People with Disabilities

Room: TBD
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

This presentation, appropriate for anyone with an interest in the subject, provides an introduction to the ADA and other regulations/codes, with emphasis on application to land trust accessibility. (The presentation will also briefly address requirements specific to municipal and state entities.) The first part of the presentation will address theory and specific provisions; the second part will be a panel of outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities who will talk about their own joys and challenges in accessing the outdoors. Candid conversation will be encouraged! This workshop will be sign language interpreted.

Note: This presentation will not teach construction details of, for example, trails and boardwalks. It will provide theoretical tools that should enable participants to develop a comprehensive plan for creating maximum accessibility in their organizations.

Presenter(s)

Elanah Sherman, Board Member, Avalonia Land Conservancy

Resources and Handouts

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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