In this project, we will evaluate the accessibility of different portions of the University of Arizona campus. Readings, discussions, and planning will be used to help design the research approach. As a group we will collect spatial and qualitative information about the campus and from research participants for later data analysis, using the technique of map interviews. In addition, we will meet with key campus representatives involved with accessibility issues. By the end of the course, each student will have created a personal geography of campus.
After completing this course, you should be able to: Articulate your definition of accessibility and relate that to principles of Universal Design; Discuss the utility of spatial information in research; Collect and interpret geospatial data in a Geographic Information System (GIS); Interview students in order to collect qualitative data.