Dear Bill Botten
These are my comments if you have any further information use either email. I am a disability advocate and would appreciate being kept in the loop.
Thank you Judy Guiraud
Docket No. 2007 –02 Proposed Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
Question 3 having some idea of what to expect on a trail for a wheelchair user is imperative for the disabled. Manual chair users have requirements different than a power chair user. It is simple to use a symbol of a manual or power with batteries chair. The length of the trail is concern of those who have batteries. Use things we know in a symbol the disabled do not just drop in on a hike it is planned. We will look up where we can go and with that a lengthier key to explain more details.
The cruelest aspect of my spinal cord injury is the loss of wilderness. Though Yosemite has a valley paved with trails, there is no chance to hear the sounds of wilderness from the valley floor. Also it is a cruel joke to have a ¼-½ mile trail labeled accessible in a tens of thousand acre park.
This is a vital task being undertaken with more and more disabled wanting to roll through the woods please work quickly.
Judy Guiraud and Gizmo my service dog