A sense of freedom: the experiences of disabled people in the natural environment (NE52)

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'A sense of freedom’ is a collection of personal stories from disabled people, with a range of impairments, about their experiences in the natural environment. Many share their passion for enjoying the natural environment; along with their frustrations and concerns about sometimes having limited access to green spaces. However, some do recognise the improvements that have been made since the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), and actively volunteer their time to help make improvements to disabled access.
The publication arose from the findings of the Countryside Agency’s Diversity Review, and subsequent work on Defra’s 'Outdoors for All?’ Diversity Action Plan. We hope the publication will raise awareness amongst recreation providers, disabled people and their carers, about the social and health benefits that disabled people experience from accessing the natural environment, along with some of the barriers that they face.
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