You can use these resources to improve your own understanding, as discussion starters, and for training your staff. We encourage you to be curious and find other resources that you think might work well for your organization. The resource guides are not intended to be complete, but to make it easier for you to get started.
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- Gardening Tips for the Elderly and People with Physical Disabilities, 11 minutes.
- The Universal Garden, 7 minutes from the ADA National Network.
- Accessible Garden Design: Universal Garden Concepts, 10 minutes from Epic Gardening.
- Disability is Diversity, 6 minutes from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
- Kids With Disabilities Have a Right to Outdoor Field Trips: But All Too Often, They Miss Out, 8 minutes from Sierra Club.
- Veterinarians with disabilities: Practicing a full life, from VIN News Service. Dr. Erica Heim lost an arm to cancer and still serves her community as a veterinarian. Cultural organizations and zoos with living creatures in our care can learn from Dr. Heim’s story.
- AgrAbility: It’s About Hope [Short Version], 6 minutes from AgrAbility.
Toolkits and Training
- Communities in Nature: Making Your Garden Accessible, 1 hour from BGCI.
- Resources: Employee Development, Diversity, Inclusion from the American Public Gardens Association. This is an excellent list of resources for inclusive gardens.
- AgrAbility helps people with disabilities enter or stay in agriculture.
- Gardening with Disabilities, from the Master Gardener Foundation of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties
- Preservation Brief 32: Making Historic Properties Accessible from the National Park Service
- Gardening for People with Disabilities reading list from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress.
- Equity and Inclusion from AZA
- Lincoln Park Zoo Accessibility: A Zoo for Everyone
- National Park Service, Accessibility: What we do
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