Accessibility and the Great Outdoors Online Workshop

The training is designed to give an overview of the best practice outlined in Great Outdoors, A Guide for Accessibility and a foundation understanding of how to approach implementation of the guiding principles and recommendations of this document. It will cover use of the Self Assessment Checklist (auditing tool) and the preparation of an Access Improvement Plan for your amenity.

The guidance is relevant to all publicly accessible outdoor landscapes including high and lowland areas, parks, national parks, boglands, forests and forest parks, greenways, waterways and beaches and their associated amenities and facilities.

Great Outdoors, A guide for Accessibility was published in January 2019 and was developed by Irish Wheelchair Association Sport funded by Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Sports Inclusion Fund. Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland adopted the next phase of the project in March 2019 for Sport Ireland, to build awareness and training around this document with a view to greatly improving the accessibility of Ireland’s Great Outdoors.’

Self Assessment Checklists

Great Outdoors, A guide for Accessibility

Accessibility and the Great Outdoors Resources
[Self-Asessment, Auditing Tools and Factsheets]

Download the documents

We are looking forward to planning more workshops in 2021 due to their success and uptake in the previous two years. If you would like further information on this workshop for your organisation, please contact Cara for any queries on


Duration: 3 hours
Cost: ---
Who is this workshop for?:

This free training is aimed at developers, managers, planners and designers of publicly accessible Great Outdoors facilities and amenities in Ireland including those responsible for:

  • Site and landscape management, planning, development and upgrade
  • Online information pertaining to outdoor sites and their access
  • On-site display information and way-finding

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