Camp Conquerors: Pushing the Boundaries of Accessible Design to Create an Inclusive Space in an All-Embracing Environment
Stinar, Winfred IV
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In our society, there are certain groups of individuals who feel that they have little access to services or that society has consistently ignored them. In this instance, it is individuals with disabilities. They are often considered to live in isolation, segregation, poverty, charity, and also pity. The purpose of this study is to develop an environment that is accessible to all youth with disabilities through the design of a camp. As part of the process of determining the design needs for a proposed camp for disabled youth, the following question is posed: How can architecture and outdoor camping contribute to fostering inner acceptance in disabled youth? The research will start by addressing the definition and classification of disabilities, the types of disabilities, how the structure of a camp setting can affect their development, and ways to ensure that the structure of a camp setting can facilitate this process. In the research strategy, qualitative methods will be used, as well as an inter-subjective framework.