This presentation is part of the Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities panel.
In 2015, the CDC released a report stating that 1 in 5 adults live with a disability or approximately 53 million people (of those, 13% reported a mobility disability). For people with disabilities, one of the biggest obstacle to participating in our community is the built environment. This is a huge segment of the population that should be present during the planning phases of “inclusive” communities. This presentation will help identify organizations and strategies for including people with disabilities into all facets of community life.
Presenter: Billy Altom, Executive Director of APRIL, the Association of Programs for Rural Independing Living