First Nature Reserve Trail for the Blind in Puerto Rico

The Punta Tuna Nature Reserve, together with the Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program, developed the first trail that provides improved access people with disabilities. The initiative is serving as a model for other research reserves.

The hiking trails feature QR codes—a type of smartphone-scannable barcode to assist persons with disabilities—where people can listen to information about the reserve. The hiking trails were built to prevent blind people from entering areas that are off limits to park visitors, and the reserve provides recorders and special wheelchairs for people with physical limitations. (2016)

Partners: Punta Tuna Nature Reserve, Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program