Navigating a large college campus can be daunting for new students, especially for those with a disability. Providing a detailed, accurate, accessible map can help everyone get where they need to go.
While the technology to create beautiful, interactive maps has been around for a while - many colleges only include a limited amount of information. Often, this is not a technological hurdle, but a content creation issue. At PCC we’ve solved this by using WordPress to distribute the ability to add items to the map. Our team also works closely with Disability Services to set standards that keep the map as accessible as possible.
In this 45 minute session, I will talk about the history of this project and show you how to set up your own platform to collect and maintain user generated map content.
Serving up to 100,000 students a year, Portland Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the state of Oregon. As a web analyst for the college, Nagmay works with a small, but very dedicated team who is charged with providing web services for the entire PCC community.
- General Lecture Session: Mapping with accessibility in mind