Hiking the Braille Trail

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the Lower North Fork Wildfire.

A find while on Spring Break that I wanted to share. Not far from Downtown Denver is a trial that has interpretive signs in Braille, and a waist-high guide wire, the short Braille Trail is designed for blind hikers. Which is very cool!  I have never seen another trail set up like this to expand access to individuals who are blind or have low-vision. It's student and dog friendly. My students don't have very many experiences with being outdoors in Colorado but I'm thinking this would make a great field trip because the sign posts are written in a way that 5th and 6th graders would understand what they are looking at. The sign posts highlight key aspects of the Colorado mountains including plants, trees, and meadows. A great way to see Colorado mountain vocabulary. Plus it's less the a mile of walking total. Colorado does have trails that have wheelchair access but nothing like this close to town to take student too.


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Welcome to my all thing special education blog. I'm Ms. Whiteley. I teach in the beautiful Mile High state--Colorado. This is my 13th year teaching in an rural K-6 Elementary school as a Exceptional Needs Teachers. As Exceptional Needs National Board Certified Teacher, I believe that ALL students can learn and be successful. When I'm not in school, I love to take my two Italian Greyhounds hiking 14ers and reaching for the stars. Thanks for Hopping By.

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