Map Competition 2
Title: "Mapping Accessibility. Can my schoolmate in a wheelchair come to school?"
School Year: 2022 - 2023
The 2nd Panhellenic School Map Competition was organized during 2022-2023, after an approval from the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, entitled “Mapping Accessibility. Can my schoolmate in a wheelchair come to school?”.
The Competition aimed at raising students’ awareness and familiarizing them with accessibility issues of people with physical (mobility) disabilities, through the collection of geospatial information and their representation on digital maps.
Under the guidance of their educators, students are asked to:
- walk the route to their school
- trace the spots that are accessible or have obstacles for people moving with wheelchairs
- capture these spots through the use of a special spatial data collection for smartphones
- record these spots on digital maps, synthesizing the results under a storymap (geo- storytelling).
Schools also implemented experiential actions of inclusivity and awareness, in collaboration with people with mobility disabilities, thus motivating not only school community but also local societies as a whole.