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.
You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2019 website at https://2019.wpcampus.org/schedule/mapping-with-accessibility-in-mind/.
What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2019 was the fourth annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 25-27, 2019 on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. Learn more about the event at https://2019.wpcampus.org.