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Re: Maps and accessibility

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 06:58:55 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200205070558.g475wtY02414@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> We do need to recognize that GIS technology offers specific capabilities 
> that may need years of development for a sight impaired person to utilize - 
> such as visual analysis of map overlays, buffer studies, and distance 

I think you are going to run into the intellectual property versus
accessibility conflict here.  Maps in vector form and with semantics
encoded are much more valuable than the bitmap maps that are used on
UK map sites.  (It's similar to the fact that downloadable fonts are
only possible to the extent that the browsers enforces locking of
the font to the site that licensed it.)

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