As important as work and daily living are to us as humans, so is play. Age and disability can affect our ability to fully participate in the activities we enjoy, but with Assistive Technology and awareness of accessibility, the barriers to entry can be lowered providing equal opportunity to find joy in our pastimes.
Compiled below is a list of resources for adaptive or accessible recreation, Gaming and the Arts.
Accessible Hiking Trails
The Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation has this informative page about accessible outdoor recreation resources.
The Vermont State Parks page includes a tool to filter the parks by Universal Accessibility
The Green Mountain Club of Vermont also has these resources for accessible hiking trails.
The USDA Forest Service has a complete write up of the accessible, interpretive Robert Frost Nature Trail in Ripton, VT.
Accessible Recreation Groups
RAD Innovations Adaptive Bikes
Vermont Ski Area Adaptive Programs
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Kelly Brush Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury
Adaptive Mountain Biking, VT Mountain Bike Association (VMBA)
Adaptive Gaming | Makers Making Change
The AbleGamers Charity | The Worlds Largest Charity for Gamers with Disabilities.
Vermont ABLE Library Accessible resource
Vermont Arts Council Accessible Arts
Disability in the Arts - Vermont SILC
VT Movement Classes
Love Your Brain Yoga, Yoga For Brain Injury
VT AT Program Newsletters
Adaptive Cooking Tools for the Holidays and Beyond!
Make Hunting with physical disabilities Possible!
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) AT for Games
DIY Switch Adapted Toys for Play!