Thursday, August 11, 2005

Appeal: Universal Design and Visitability Curriculum

This summer, I began consulting with an NSF-funded summer enrichment program for high school students based at Temple University called bITS (Building Information Technology Skills), wher I am introducing concepts of Universal Design and Visitability to the students.

My colleague Carol Marfisi informs me that several years ago the former chair of the Mayor's Commmission on People with Disabilities (Philadelphia) was involved in an innovative program for high school students that sent groups of students out to different neighborhoods around the city and challenged them to document the accessibility of these environments. They were provided with important tools such as odometers, and knowledge gained through this project must be invaluable. I would be interested in contacting some of the leaders of this or similar projects.

Dear readers! Do you know the names the teachers or the schools that were involved in this or similar projects? Are there any reports, papers or other media that documente this work? Are there collections of images or videos/DVDs that you recommend as training resources for my students? I am already aware of the materials made available by Eleanor Smith at Concrete Change. But I am sure there is more out there.

I hope to develop a community-based project that the students can get involved in this fall. Basic information on the program can be found at this site, I look forward to helpful insights from the posts and ensuing conversations.

Sincerely, Mike


Anonymous said...

I like your blog. Thank you. They are really great . Ermunterung ++ .
Some new style Puma Speed is in fashion this year.
chaussure puma is Puma shoes in french . Many Franzose like seach “chaussure sport” by the internet when they need buy the Puma Shoes Or nike max shoes. The information age is really convenient .

By the way ,the nike max ltd is really good NIKE air shoes ,don’t forget buy the puma mens shoes and nike air max ltd by the internet when you need them . Do you know Nike Air Shoes is a best Air Shoes . another kinds of Nike shoes is better . For example , Nike Air Rift is good and Cheap Nike Shoes .the nike shox shoes is fitting to running.

Spring is coming, Do you think this season is not for Ugg Boots? maybe yes .but this season is best time that can buy the cheap ugg boots. Many sellers are selling discounted. Do not miss . Please view my fc2 blog and hair straighteners blog.
.thank you .

I like orange converse shoes ,I like to buy the cheap converse shoes by the internet shop . the puma shoes and the adidas shoes (or addidas shoes) are more on internet shop .i can buy the cheap nike shoes and cheap puma shoes online. It’s really convenient.
Many persons more like Puma basket shoes than nike air rift shoes . the Puma Cat shoes is a kind of Cheap Puma Shoes .
If you want to buy the Cheap Nike Air shoes ,you can buy them online. They are same as the Nike Air shoes authorized shop. Very high-caliber Air shoes and puma cat shoes . the cheap puma shoes as same as other.

polo shirts

ralph lauren polo shirts
chaussure puma
chaussure sport chaussures pumapuma CATed hardy clothing ed hardy clothesed hardy womens ed hardy sunglassesugg bootscheap ugg boots

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. good job. i have a ed hardy online store, I offer great brands at great may buy the ed hardy womens shirt in discount price these days .it's good gift for your girl . the best hot item is spyder jackets in the autumn.but some guy think the cheap columbia jackets better.

Anonymous said...

The word "shanzhai" is very popular in China. It is industry phenomenon of imitation, high quality and low price. Moreover, cell phones are the representative of them.The global financial crisis led to a significant shrinkage of assets for people. "china wholesale" demonstrate the might. most of them would like buy the cheap cell phones now .

Through google search engine, when you put in "discount cell phones", you will find more than 15,000 pieces of related information. Cell phone china has been concerned in the world. Many international sellers can get a considerable profit by ways of wholesale cell phones from China and switch selling. So it is a very good job on cell phones wholesale in the current financial crisis.