Join the May Accessibility and Disability Policy Webinar Series: Accessible Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities

May 15 2018

The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities invites you to join the May Accessibility and Disability Policy Webinar Series: Accessible Parks and Recreation Programs and Facilities. Guest speakers from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will share how they make their parks facilities and programs accessible to the widest possible audience, including the many state park features on accessible trails, campsites, exhibits, and how they make their website accessible to all.

Texas Parks and Wildlife: Recreation and Accessibility Standards

May 22, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m.

Registration link:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V7vJJMPFRsuui8E8yTmZJQ

Texas Parks and Wildlife manages over a million acres of public lands, which includes hundreds of recreational facilities for the people of Texas. This webinar explores TPWD’s approach to complying with Texas Accessibility Standards, challenges they’ve faced, and how they’ve overcome. We will also discuss TPWD grants available to city and county park systems to help address accessibility needs in your communities.   Presenters:  Dana Lagarde, Program Manager for the Local Parks Grants of TPWD Neil Thomas, Design Branch Manager for the Infrastructure Division of TPWD Scott Stover, Director of the Support Resources Division of TPWD

Accessible Outdoor Programs and Education

May 31, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration link:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lvYM0fPUTVigEGau3ogT-A

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) provides, hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. This webinar explores TPWD’s accessible programming in their education programs and parks. Presenters will discuss TPWD grants available to support adaptive programming in your community.  The presentation will feature success stories from past grant recipients. Presenters:  Cynthia Pickens, Web Content Specialist, TPWD Cappy Smith, Community Outdoor Outreach Program, TPWD