Accessibility at Mass Audubon
We're working hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy the nature of Massachusetts.
Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible for all to enjoy.
We've already made a lot of progress:
The public facilities at most of our staffed wildlife sanctuaries are universally accessible, and we have many fully accessible trails, as well as several all-persons trails.
And we have plans to do a lot more:
Ten of our ADA accessible trail segments will have accessible interpretation and, where practical, rope/post guiding systems.
All 20 Mass Audubon Nature Centers will be ADA accessible. This includes:
- parking lots
- admission areas
To the extent possible, this will also include:
- main program and exhibit spaces
- picnic areas
- play areas
- a trail segment at each site
Funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is currently supporting the addition of accessible interpretation to eight physically accessible trails. These accessible trails will include:
- trail signage in large print and Braille
- trail maps in print and tactile formats
- sensory-rich interpretive information in audio, print, and Braille formats
- rope/post guiding systems where practical