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Accessibility Feature Release


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Trail Run Project Staff · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 9,955

Greetings Trail Run Project Community!

Here at REI’s Trail Run Project, we believe two things: First, that a life outdoors is a life well lived, and second, that the outdoors is for all. As part of our commitment to help you plan trips, connect with others, share information and navigate while on the trails, we have added a new feature that we’re really excited to share with you!

In an effort to truly make the outdoors “for all,” we have added a new Features checkbox that allows users to mark a trail as ADA accessible and offer details about its level of accessibility or other important notes. ADA accessible trails meet specific guidelines laid out by the U.S. Access Board that make them useable for people with disabilities. Take a look at the Rim Trail in the Grand Canyon to see how this information is displayed.

We know this is a small step, but it's the first step to collect and eventually showcase this data. While you can’t (yet) filter by this feature, as part of the community you can help us gather the data!

Ways you can help:

  • Use the ADA checkbox when adding new trails to the site.
  • Add notes about the level of accessibility to an existing ADA trail by clicking the edit icon next to the ADA feature.
  • Tell us about existing trails we need to mark as ADA accessible by using the Make a Suggestion button on the trail page.

On behalf of REI and the Trail Run Project community, thank you for your help as we continue to work to make the outdoors accessible for all! As always, if you have feedback on how we can improve this or other features on the site, let us know by heading to our Help Center and using the “Send your feedback” link.

Best,
The Trail Run Project Admin Team
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