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Accessibility Map

Navigating a 150 year-old college campus when one has mobility challenges is not easy. In the summer of 2008, Common Ground asked the Geography department — and specifically the staff of the Spatial Analysis Lab which uses Geographic Information Systems mapping technology — to create a campus map which highlighted its accessible pathways, doorways, and buildings.

A dynamic class project was created in which students mapped the entire campus by foot, and in the process learned a lot about what it means to be differently abled. See the resulting Accessibility Map.