A Video Tour of 9 national parks accessible to people with disabilities.
Easy Access National Parks, cc
"A lovely and inspiring program."?-?Library Journal
For the 44 million people with disabilities, this video demonstrates how to enjoy the beauty of America's national Parks.
Wendy Roth uses a wheelchair. Michael Tompane is nondisabled. Michael converted a van for camping and a wheelchair lift was added for Wendy. Off they went - traveling thousands of miles in 12 months to explore and video nine "easy access" national parks. From the unsurpassed panoramas of Yosemite to the glaciers of Olympic to the craggy shoreline of Acadia, Wendy and Michael personally evaluated the trails, viewpoints, sites, campgrounds, nature walks, and tours. They interviewed park rangers and visitors with disabilities, and recorded their comments to encourage everyone to venture into the heart of America's great outdoors. Wendy and Michael understand that people with disabilities have need like those of families with young children and seniors (strollers and wheelchairs need similar accommodations). Parks include: Everglades National Park, Olympic National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and more. Narrated by Daniel J. Travanti.
Review from Video Librarian:
Informative, well-shot program...vital addition to travel collections. Editor's Choice.
Review from Booklist:
As a lovely and inspiring program, this is recommended.
Review from Library Journal:
Recommended for public libraries.
Review from Video Rating Guide vol. 3 #4:
A concise and well-constructed tour..in its technical aspects the program is clear and professional. Four stars.