Social Justice Mapping Final Project: Wheelchair Accessibility in Winter Park

This is a map made for our Social Justice Class at Rollins College. We have mapped out locations that Rollins students and Winter Park residents frequently visit.

Through this mapping project we were hoping to create positive social change in the Winter Park community by adding an aid to those who would benefit greatly from knowing in advance which locations and buildings were wheelchair accessible.  We were pleasantly surprised by how many buildings on the Rollins campus as well in the surroundings area on Park Avenue were wheelchair accessible.  Winter Park is such a beautiful area and everyone should be able to enjoy it no matter what disability or injury they may be suffering from.  We hope that this map will become useful to anyone looking to visit Winter Park in the future!

Here are some statistics about wheelchair users:
1 million wheelchair users
1 out of 250 persons
10,000 people every year are spinal cord injured
82% of spinal cord injuries are male
307,000 under age 44 use wheelchairs–[US Dept of Health]

Here are some websites providing more information about disability services in Winter Park, FL:

http://www.servicemagic.com/tloc/Winter-Park-FL/Disability-Ramps-Build/

http://www.cilorlando.org/services

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April 27, 2010. Uncategorized.

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