Roughing It, Accessibly, in a Colorado YurtBy Hershey, Laura; Life Support,
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Article recounts the experience of camping in a wheelchair accessible yurt. Yurts, originally developed by nomadic peoples in Central Asia, are described as round and domed good-sized tents constructed of wood lattice walls and a sturdy fabric covering. The author, who is a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury, vacationed with her family and attendants in a yurt, located in a state park in Colorado, with accessible features including a ramp to enter and exit; electricity to power her ventilator, oxygen equipment, and wheelchair battery charger; and a lower bunk wider than the upper bunk, allowing her attendants to transfer and dress her. The accommodations enabled her and her family to enjoy the outdoors, including fishing and a campfire.
Published by: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (Website:http://www.christopherreeve.org/)
Link to text: http://www.spinalcordinjury-paralysis.org/LifeSupport/2010/08/31/colorado