Accessible Adventures Await!
Recognizing the challenges the past two years and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought, the ADA anniversary planning committee organized a celebration to help us reconnect with one another and nature in new and exciting ways. The ADA 32nd Anniversary virtual event on July 26 celebrated that Minnesota has more to explore. Titled “Accessible Adventures Await,” the free 90-minute program from 12noon to 1:30 p.m. highlighted a host of accessible programs across the state and opportunities to explore the great outdoors, even from indoors.
The event featured acclaimed radio host “Moon” from the Moon & Staci Show on KS95, serving as the event emcee. Governor Walz offered a Proclamation and noted national ADA expert Peter Berg delivered a keynote presentation examining the application of the ADA to outdoor areas such as trails, beaches, campsites, and picnic areas that are operated/managed/owned by state/local governments and private entities. There were video demonstrations of the Minnesota DNR’s new accessible All-Terrain Track Chair, the DNR’s accessible Bison Buggy at Blue Mounds State Park, and the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation program. Entertainment was provided by singer-songwriter Joseph Baird, and much more. We hope you joined this informative, fun event to learn more about the variety of organizations, state agencies, and others offering a range of accessible adventures across our state.
The following accommodations were be provided; CART, ASL, and Audio Description. Spanish, Somali, and Hmong language description were also provided.
Thank you to the ADA 32nd Anniversary Planning Committee members for their work and dedication in making this event possible!
Free ADA Anniversary Poster
Great Lakes ADA Center has a limited number of FREE full-sized posters (18″ x 24″) for distribution. Please complete the ONLINE FORM to order up to five posters. Note: Requests for more than five posters will need to be made over the telephone at 877-232-1990 and will be fulfilled based on availability. In addition, an 11 X 17 Printable PDF version of the poster is available for you to download and print.