[Nfbc-info] Golden Gate National Recreation Area Focus Group

Larry Paradis larryp at dralegal.org
Wed May 20 01:35:34 UTC 2009

Dear All,  the focus group is one of several being held as part of an
joint project Disability Rights Advocates is doing with GGNRA to improve
access to its parks.  This is the first phase of a multi-phases outreach
plan.   There are also two evening open houses.  They will be from 4 to
7 pm on:

May 19, 2009 at Fort Mason, Building 201 Bay & Franklin St, San
May 21, 2009 at Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill

There is also a link on the GGNRA website for people to submit comments
on-line.  If anyone would like additional information,  please feel free
to contact me.   Sincerely,   Larry Paradis,  Executive Director,
Disability Rights Advocates   e-mail contact:  lparadis at dralegal.org  

For details on the open house, please check the website
www.nps.gov/goga. Click on Management > Public Involvement > Open

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Subject: [Nfbc-info] Golden Gate National Recreation Area Focus Group

Fellow Federationists, 


I encourage everyone to attend this upcoming event. It will be held at
the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind. This is a ripe opportunity
to help express what accommodations blind people really need, and to
instill a positive view on blindness in the minds of such a large
federally funded agency. I find one thing troubling immediately; this
event is held from 1-3 p.m. on a Tuesday. I suppose they are assuming
blind people do not have anywhere to be for 2 hours on a Tuesday
afternoon. But, I will follow-up with these people to investigate
weather or not there is a method for those of us who are employed to
share our ideas also. 




focus group: 

May 19  1:00pm -3:00pm

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

214 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) wants to know about
access problems faced by people who are blind or low vision who use
their parks, including Alcatraz, Crissy Field, Fort Mason, Marin
Headlands, and Muir Woods. Have you had difficulties with wayfinding,
not getting materials in alternate formats, or problems using audio
materials or the GGNRA website? Come to a focus group to share your
experiences and suggestions. Space is limited so a reservation is
needed. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Bill or Victoria
Bruckner, consultants at brucknerconsultants.com or 



Jonathan T. Lyens MPA 

Email: jonathan at lyens.com 

Fax: (321) 256-8896 

Skype: jlyens 


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