Participatory Mapping of Disabled Access

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

Download (4MB) | Preview

Share your research

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...

Add this article to your Mendeley library


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
Identification Number: 10.14714/CP41.563
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

Repository Staff Only(login required)

View Item Item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...