Dear Friends of Waypoint,
My name is Jillian Zuck and I am an Occupational Therapy Doctorate student at Boston University. I have been so fortunate to complete my capstone project with Waypoint over the last 21 weeks. In the last two years, Waypoint staff has noticed an increase in inquiries from other adventure-oriented organizations about how to increase access for people with disabilities. I was asked to write a white paper describing the impact and strategies used on Waypoint programs to make adventure education accessible. Our hope is that this information will help to increase access more broadly.
Please click the image below to view the white paper.
The primary audience for the white paper is the adventure education community. As described in the call to action, please reflect on what strategy you can implement to increase accessibility and share this white paper with someone else. On behalf of Waypoint Adventure, help us in making progress towards a more accessible world.
Jillian Zuck, OT/s
Image description: Jillian (wearing a light colored bucket hat and black life jacket) and Lynn (wearing an American flag bucket hat and pink tie dye shirt) kayaking in the Charles River, in front of the Boston skyline.