Accessibility Across Acadia

Accessibility Across Acadia

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Kayleigh Dugan started this petition to The Community

Acadia National Park is a 47,000 square-foot area on Mount Desert Island, Maine. It is full of trails, beautiful views, and wildlife that make for an amazing adventure. Along with this, this park is full of stairs, rocky areas, and sand. Many of you may not be fazed by hearing that, but what about individuals who are wheelchair bound? How are they going to navigate their way through these beautiful trails and climb up to an amazing point to see a breathtaking view? It is unsafe to operate a wheelchair on the rocky and uneven surfaces that make up the trails, and impossible to get to the top of a rock that is only accessible by stairs or climbing. Everyone should be able to participate in these different experiences in the park, but individuals with a spinal cord injury who require a wheelchair depend on public places to be ADA compliant, and Acadia National Park is not.

This petition is one step we can take in advocating for places like Acadia to make the necessary changes to be fully accessible. By adding ramps, level platforms, and accessible trails, individuals who are wheelchair-bound will be able to participate in beautiful hikes and walks up to an amazing view overlooking the entire park. Each person should have the chance to see Acadia National Park and by signing this petition, we are one step closer to making Acadia accessible. 

 

 

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