Accessibility in the National Parks and Beyond October 22, 2009


Parks for All

Accessibility in the National Parks and Beyond
October 22, 2009

5:30pm reception, 6:15pm screening,  7:15-8:30pm presentation
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 8th Street, Oakland 94607 directly across from Lake Merrit BARTStation, Oakland

Join us for a screening of “This Is America,” a 45-minute companion piece to Ken Burns’ new film, “The National Parks America’s Best Idea.” This inspirational program highlights the diverse histories of individuals who dedicated their lives to the creation and stewardship of our national parks.

Following the screening representatives from the National Park Service will discuss accessible opportunities in the Bay Area. There will be a resource area with representatives from California State Parks, East Bay Regional Parks, Access Adventures, Environmental Traveling Companions, a wheelchair accessible tent and more.

DISABILITY ACCESS: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Informational materials will be available in large print. Assistive listening devices, materials in other alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations will be made available upon request. Providing at least 72 hours notice will help to help ensure availability. Screening is available with close-captioned, audio described media.

To RSVPand request an accommodation, please call 415.553.3310 or e-mail

In order to assist efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based scented products. Please help to accommodate these individuals.

Presented by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and KQED Public Media in collaboration with Access Northern California and Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program