This is our first public mapping event for the Accessible Bath (http://bit.ly/access-bath) project! We'd like to get as many volunteers together as possible to help us map accessible spaces in the city.
It should be a fun social event. An opportunity to get some fresh air, enjoy the city and provide support for wheelchair users in our community.
For more background on the project watch our short introduction here:
There's more background detail in our Getting Started guide (https://www.bathhacked.org/projects/accessible-bath/accessible-bath-getting-started/).
What will the event involve?
On the day we'll be:
• training people how to use Wheelmap so they can contribute to the project, however they feel comfortable
• going out into Bath, individually or in groups, to start mapping accessible locations in the city
• allowing anyone from the local community to drop in and learn more about the project and how to get involved
What will I have to do?
We'll be updating wheelmap (https://wheelmap.org) to identify whether locations are accessible to wheelchair and whether they have accessible toilets.
It's easy to use and we'll show you how to do it on the day.
You can go out and do some data collection using your mobile or other device. Or work with the team at the Guild Hall on your tablet or laptop.
We'll be co-coordinating tasks on the day to make the most of everyone's time.
Will I need to attend the whole event?
No, you can drop in and out as you see fit.
So if you can only come to part of the event that's fine.
We'll be doing a short training session at 12pm, to help people get started. But organisers will be available all day to answer questions and help you out. So come along when you can.
At 3.30pm we'll be celebrating our efforts by getting everyone together to look at our progress counter.
What will I need to bring?
Mostly, your enthusiasm! We'll try and provide the rest.
But in order to help us update the map you'll need a mobile, tablet or laptop.
The Guild Hall is an accessible location and there is public wifi. So if you'd prefer to join us on the day and help update the map from the comfort of the Guild Hall rather than roaming around the city, then we'll be there to support you.
In order to go out and map the city you'll ideally need a mobile device with an internet connection so you can update the map as you go. But if you don't have a internet connected device, then you can collect information using your phone camera.
We're also hoping to offer a simple paper and pen option.
Help us spread the word!
If you're coming to the event, please help us find more volunteers by sharing the event on facebook and social media. We're using #accessbath to promote the event.