This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Recreation can strengthen our hearts and lift our emotions. But for those with physical and mental challenges, enjoying the outdoors can be difficult – but not impossible. Caitlin Bognaski with the National Ability Center explains how they make life better here in Utah. 


Did you know that 1 in 4 U.S. adults live with a disability? For over 35 years the National Ability Center in Utah has been providing world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families with disabilities: physical, cognitive, and developmental (including competitive athletes, youth, veterans, and more.)

We offer a wide range of adaptive programs that enable individuals of all abilities to experience the outdoors using specialized equipment, techniques, and teaching methods. Programs include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, climbing, rafting, archery, and more.

365 days a year, we bring together a diverse community from around the globe, people who rally around the belief that our differences make us stronger. If you have a challenge that’s prevented you from enjoying the outdoors, if you’re interested in volunteering, or contributing financially to our mission, visit us at


About 57 million Americans have a mental or physical disability. Fortunately, corporate leaders from across Utah have helped the National Ability Center open doors for everyone, enabling all to enjoy Utah’s recreational opportunities. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.