ACCESSIBILITY FOR OREGON HIKERS
This summer, the TKO Communications Committee is excited to begin work on a pilot project to add accessibility information to some of the most popular hikes on OregonHikers.org. The 2022 Trailkeepers Leadership Summit keynote and field session was a collaboration with Access Recreation to train TKO leadership on accessibility issues, data collection and problem solving. Our volunteers are eager to put these skills to use!
This pilot program will train and deploy TKO Trail Ambassador volunteers to go out and gather data on the top 10 most visited trails on the OregonHikers.org field guide. By providing this data for the first time on the site, folks with various accessibility needs will have access to the information they need to make decisions about what trails are a good fit for their personal adventure style.
Take the online Trail Ambassador training. This is a short virtual training that can be done on your own time and will give you an introduction to TKO and Ambassador volunteering in general. These trainings will equip you with the resources to feel confident when talking to visitors.
Watch the online accessibility data training video. This short training will show you the specifics of what information we are asking you to gather, how to collect it, where to submit it and what we will do with it after you do.
Head out and hike! Be sure to submit your data once you get back.