Yosemite wins Accessibility Recognition

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
     Yosemite National Park has been selected as the recipient of the Fiscal Year 2010 NPS “National Sustained Park Accessibility Achievement Award.” The park was recognized for its  “sustained” efforts to identify barriers to equal accessibility for persons with disabilities and to fix them.  This is quite an honor considering all the parks in the USA. The focus has been on improvements to parking lots, hiking trails, educational exhibits, and tactile displays. The park created a Yosemite Accessibility Guide that is available in large print and Braille at visitor centers. The guide is also available at park entrance stations and on the web.
     A tip of the hat to Mark Butler, Accessibility Coordinator; Cheri Murdock, Accessibility Program Lead Analyst; Mary Kline, Branch Chief, Interpretive Services; Randy Fong, Project Management; Colter Chisum, Engineering Branch in the Division of Facilities Management; and Steve Ullmann, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind – it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshinin’ day.” – Jimmy Cliff
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com


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