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Open the Outdoors

Several prominent groups in Wisconsin provide enhanced outdoor experiences to people with disabilities. From adaptive equipment to events throughout the year, these organizations offer a variety of opportunities for people with disabilities to get out and experience the outdoors.

Hunting

Fishing

Equipment and Gear

  • To rent an outdoor track wheelchair for free (with a small refundable deposit), contact Access Ability Wisconsin [exit DNR]; enclosed trailers are included so individuals can explore the great outdoors.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Friends groups organize special events and opportunities and fundraise for special projects. Find a friends group near you to hear about special events and opportunities.
  • The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired-Recreation Committee [exit DNR] promotes dignity and empowers the people of Wisconsin who live with vision loss through advocacy, education and vision services.
  • An all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit wish-granting charity, the United Special Sportsman Alliance (USSA) [exit DNR] specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth as well as disabled veterans on a free outdoor adventure of their dreams.
  • An Affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Move United uses sports to push what's possible so that everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community.