Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Sherril York

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Sherril York

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VOLUNTER SPOTLIGHT

Promoting Inclusion, Designing for Accessibility

Sherril York is the executive director of the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University. York has more than 25 years of experience in accessibility and disability in physical activity development, recreation, and adapted sports. At the NCA, she oversees research, technical assistance, consultation, and training programs that promote access and inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation, and tourism. York shares her expertise with NRPA through her work on the Congress Program Committee, as well as her leadership on the Inclusion and Accessibility Network team.

York has provided consultation to the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the Central Park Conservancy in New York, to name just a few. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in biomechanics and adapted physical education.

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