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    Participatory Mapping of Disabled Access

    Kitchin, Rob (2002) Participatory Mapping of Disabled Access. Cartographic Perspectives, 41. pp. 44-54. ISSN 1048-9053

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    In this paper, a rationale for a participatory approach to mapping is detailed, and its utility illustrated through the detailed reporting of a project concerned with mapping disabled access to the built environment. In this project, disabled people worked with university researchers at all phases of the research process, from formulation to data collection to end product, to create a detailed access map of their local town. The process of participatory research was found to be a rewarding and empowering experience for the disabled participants. Moreover the resulting map provides a significant resource for local disabled residents and has been important politically, being used to successfully lobby for changes to the local environment.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Participatory Mapping; Disabled Access;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 5370
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    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 10:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Cartographic Perspectives
    Publisher: North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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