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Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

About the Authors

Janet Zeller is the accessibility program manager for the USDA Forest Service, based in Washington, DC. She has worked in the field of accessibility for two decades and has worked for the Forest Service since 1991. She has helped develop and implement accessibility programs and policies at all levels of the agency. She also teaches accessibility and universal design for programs and facilities at a wide range of training sessions nationally. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Ruth Doyle is the forest landscape architect and assistant recreation staff officer at the Santa Fe National Forest, where she is responsible for managing the forest's recreation program. Ruth was the Forest Service's representative on the Access Board's Outdoor Developed Areas Regulatory Negotiation Committee, the committee tasked with developing accessibility guidelines for picnic areas, campgrounds, beach access routes, and trails. She has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is a registered landscape architect in New Mexico.

Kathleen Snodgrass came to MTDC as a project leader in 2001 from the Nez Perce National Forest, where she had been the facilities architect for about 7 years. Before becoming facilities architect, she had worked in facilities, landscape architecture, land line, and general engineering for the Nez Perce National Forest. Kathleen also spent about 10 years working in highway design and construction with the Idaho Division of Highways after graduating from Washington State University in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in architectural studies.

For further technical information, contact Kathleen Snodgrass at MTDC.

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