Accessibility map of the campus
The Georg-August University of Göttingen is highly engaged to improve the equalization of handicapped students. Nevertheless there are still numerous barriers (e.g. constructional deficits), which are difficult or even impossible to cross for this group of people.
To get to know all barriers, it is important to record each single seminar room in regard to its accessibility and usability.
The idea of the present digital accessibility map is based upon an awarded concept of the university's Ideas Competition for Students 2012 - »Diversität? - Vielfalt fördern! « , which suggested a booklet for barriers on the campus.
During the first test period only six major buildings (MZG, ZHG, OEC, THEO, VG, KWZ) on the central campus were embedded, as well as seminar rooms managed by the head office. Today, the map includes all parts of the university campus and provides detailed information about accessibility.
Besides, the application allows to search for rooms and buildings and also helps to find POIs (point of interests) like examination offices, parent-child rooms, printers and computers, cafés, and many more.