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RE: Ideas for accessible maps?

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 18:36:05 -0500
Message-ID: <01BF3518.72E10520.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Al Gilman'" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

You make some good points.  *NEXT* year I will have to see if they can 
implement a strict Euclidean X,Y coordinate scheme for booth assignment. 
 There is a committee that is working to assure that there are volunteers 
to meet attendees who are blind.  These folks won't be orientation and 
mobility specialist though.

You might be on to something with your idea for an "aislewise index" to the 
floorplan.  Can you point me to some example?  This work will NOT be done 
by the "floor planners" but after the fact.

But jeez:
> The best general solution I could offer you for maps at this time is to
> distill the map information into a geographical information system and 
> a wayfinding application over the information in the GIS.

Do you think we will be handing out laptops and portable Global Positioning 
Systems at the door?

-- Bruce
Received on Monday, 22 November 1999 18:37:06 UTC

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