Naturally Accessible: Bushwalking in Sydney using a wheelchair

This video was recorded as part of our live webinar in May 2018

Want to go on a bushwalk but don’t know where to start? National Parks Association of NSW and Sargood on Collaroy will be hosting a free webinar and talk on how-to-go bushwalking in Sydney for people with disabilities.

Naturally Accessible is a new framework that is about overcoming access issues on bushwalks through better information. The Naturally Accessible webinar was be streamed live from Collaroy, Northern Sydney.

Naturally Accessible is a new approach to improving access for people with disability. It’s about improving access through information, rather than infrastructure.

Naturally Accessible makes bushwalking accessible, naturally, by providing details about the track conditions and what people can expect. Currently, walks are graded as accessible or not accessible, but disability is not binary.

The Naturally Accessible framework allows visitors to choose if a walk is accessible for them. It has been developed for people with mobility based disabilities, such as people who use a wheelchair or a walking stick, but also benefits people with heart/lung conditions or simply people ageing with arthritis or back pain.

If you’re a user looking for walks, follow the link below. If you’re a land manager looking to document walks, head to the manual for a how-to guide.