CU-Boulder launches 'universal' campus map site
- The University of Colorado at Boulder launched a pilot website for a new universal campus map, which offers step-by-step directions from various landmarks in text and audio formats with resources for wheelchair or stroller users, blind students or general newcomers.
- The project's contributing team included a technical writing class, staff from several administrative offices, student advisory committees and the mapping service ClickandGo.
- Small fundraising efforts will help maintain the site fee and add more routes, of which there are already more than 100 available to and from different campus landmarks.
From the article:
The University of Colorado has recently launched a pilot website for a universal campus map. There are detailed step-by-step directions from different landmarks in text and audio formats. The service has resources for wheelchair or stroller users, cane travelers or guide dog users, as well as general newcomers. Hundreds of people could use these maps including students, professors and visitors, according to Karen Rosenschein, assistant director of disability services at CU. Blind students are currently assigned a facilitator who walks the routes to their classes with them at the beginning of each semester. ...
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