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Yosemite Receives Achievement Award

Yosemite Valley, CA– Yosemite National Park has received the 2010 National Park Service (NPS) National Sustained Park Accessibility Achievement Award.

The award, which was presented to the Yosemite National Park Accessibility Program, recognizes an individual park that has made sustained efforts to identify barriers to equal accessibility for persons with disabilities and to implement consistent, on-going action to resolve those barriers.

During the last five years, Yosemite has made steady accessibility improvements to a range of visitor facilities, including parking lots, hiking trails and educational exhibits. The park has created a Yosemite Accessibility Guide that is available in large print and Braille at visitor centers. The guide is also available at park entrance stations and on the web.

“Making Yosemite’s facilities accessible to all visitors, regardless of physical challenges, is incredibly important to the park. I’m honored that our staff has been recognized for their sustained efforts in making the park accessible to everybody,” said Yosemite Park Superintendent Don Neubacher.

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com