Watch Now! Disability & Access in the Outdoors

Recorded on May 13, 2024.

Syren Nagakyrie discusses their book, "The Disabled Hiker's Guide to Western Washington and Oregon," and their work to create a more accessible and inclusive outdoors. What does accessibility actually mean? What outdoor recreation opportunities are available for people with disabilities? How do we shift decades of misperception about disability and the outdoors? Get answers to these questions and more during this presentation and Q&A session. Syren Nagakyrie is the founder of Disabled Hikers.

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About the Author

Syren grew up with multiple disabilities and encounters numerous barriers to outdoor recreation, but has found a sense of connection and belonging in nature even though society has told them otherwise. As a long-time disabled activist and community builder, Syren is committed to an outdoors culture transformed by representation, accessibility, and justice for Disabled and all other marginalized outdoors people. They work with parks, organizations, brands, and government agencies to improve access and belonging of the disability community.

Check Out the Book

The Disabled Hiker's Guide to Western Washington and Oregon