Disability and Inclusion in the Outdoors

As the representative and peak body of the outdoors community of Victoria, Outdoors Victoria has been appointed by Sports and Recreation Victoria, through their “Together More Active” program, to lead the development of a resource to enable an increase in outdoor recreation activities offered to people living with physical disabilities.

The final outcome is to create a “Welcoming people who live with a disability into your program” toolkit, which will be especially targeted for all Outdoor Activity Providers (whether they are currently offering services to people with disability or not).

After 2 months of consultation, we gathered insightful responses from Victorians living with a physical disability or their parents/carers/advocates/support workers. The results will guide us through the creation of a toolkit for Outdoor Education Providers, Tour Operators, Local communities, parks and other organisations to help them offer more inclusive and universal outdoor recreational activities.

Do you or your organisation want to participate further in this project?

Please contact  Andrea Vela, Project Lead, at  digitalcomms@outdoorsvictoria.org.au