Graduate Fellow Langston Clement will present Access to Admissions, a short film that visualizes enabled spaces from the perspectives of high school students in North Philadelphia.
This presentation will showcase a film (See Below) created by high school students enrolled in the BITS Program at Temple University. The BITS program provides participants with experiences that build geographic information technology skills. The film depicts the perspectives of students on the meanings of accessibility for persons with disabilities on Temple's main campus.
The film illustrates the highly nuanced ways in which students connected with the literal challenges that are faced by persons with physical disabilities.
This paper will consider the challenges associated with representing the concerns of persons with disabilities. It also addresses the main focus of the enabling spaces project - to find constructive ways of engaging youth to envision their urban spaces in inclusive ways as a means to create new urban geographies.