Welcome to MetaMap

Metamap: putting DISABILITY ON THE MAP


MetaMapping accessibility assets and routes on UCLA’s campus. Collaborating with students, staff and volunteers to make the UCLA Map more inclusive for all.

What Are We?

The goal of MetaMap is to “Put Disability on the Map”. Our team inventories, assesses and discusses both static and routing UCLA map assets for accessibility for those with disabilities. Our final product will be embedded in the official UCLA Campus Map.

Our goals are to inventory the structures that exist, enable UCLA Facilities Management to maintain and improve UCLA’s infrastructure for accessibility, and empower disabled members of the UCLA community and guests to have a voice as the UCLA Campus constantly changes, develops and improves.

We are excited to use this data and information to also help us prepare and host the LA 28 Paralympic Village at UCLA.

Who Are We?

The MetaMap team was an idea that originated at the UCLA Committee on Disability (UCOD) from disabled student and staff voices from the Disabled Students Union (DSU), UCLA student government (USAC) and UCLA’s Disabilities and Computing Program (DCP). UCOD’s Physical Spaces Subcommittee has been able to connect and collaborate with many institutional entities including the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) and Facilities Management. We emphasize that this is a collaborative project of passion and compassion and is not owned by any specific entity. We appreciate the tireless volunteer efforts from many campus partners and entities.

The doors and ramps deliverable project was sponsored by UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This website resources is sponsored by UCLA Strategic Communications (StratComm) and maintained by the Disabilities and Computing Program (DCP).

How Do I Get Involved?

MetaMap meetings for summer have yet to be scheduled. If you’d like to drop in during Spring 2021, please reach out to clink@oarc.ucla.edu or hchou@oarc.ucla.edu.