UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR NATURAL AREAS

Chicago Wilderness is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the ADA by hosting a free webinar to ensure that your park, preserve, nature center or natural area is welcoming to all visitors and volunteers. The webinar will feature Jack Catlin, partner of LCM Architects, and Mike Passon, Executive Director of Professional Trailbuilders Association. Discussion topics will include:

  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility requirements contained in the Illinois Accessibility Code and 2010 ADA Standards that are relevant to recreation and natural areas;
  • Best practices regarding accessibility for people with disabilities and outdoor developed areas including trails, camping, and picnic areas; and
  • The practical applications of trail accessibility guidelines to all types of natural surface trails and integrating these with sustainable trails best practices.