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NatureTrack Foundation in Santa Barbara Creates Documentary on Accessibility in Nature
Sue Eisaguirre, founder of NatureTrack added, "As we were shooting the film about incorporating these devices into NatureTrack's outdoor field trips, I realized there was more to tell about the lack of access to nature and the outdoors for disabled people."
Mitchka Saberi and Francisco Lopez of Golden Cage Films noted, "Before making The Accessible Outdoors, we hadn't considered how extensive the topic of disability access is. As two able-bodied people, it wasn't until talking to people with a variety of disabilities we came to realize access to nature isn't an issue to be ignored until it impacts you or someone close to you. We all deserve the ability to experience nature and connect with it, and that ability could easily be taken away from us at any moment. We shouldn't wait until that moment comes to advocate for change in this sector."
Wheelchair users and others with physical disabilities can take the opportunity to get out on the beaches and trails throughout the county, under their own power, all at no charge courtesy of NatureTrack. Find out more by calling (805)886-