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Re: Geographical Information Systems

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 20:08:49 +0200
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: "Smith, Denise" <denise.smith@idea.com>
Message-Id: <6E52FC16-9137-11D7-A3A0-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

I haven't worked with this product, but I have a student working on a 
project locating things on maps. Although the primary interface is a 
graphic one using SVG, we plan to integrate work like Dave Pawson's 
(from RNIB.org.uk ) on having speaking SVG that can be keyboard 
navigated, etc. The idea is to get the data that underlies mapping, 
which is often very closely held. There have been discussions on this 
list before about working on mapping, and it is an interesting area.



On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 17:13 Europe/Zurich, Smith, Denise wrote:

> Hi all -
> I've recently been approached about accessibility issues with products 
> like
> ArcIMS with is an industry-standard GIS product. There is a web version
> which is basically like, well, MapQuest. Its used for mapping and 
> tracking
> all sorts of data - from oil and gas to planning population growth for 
> the
> best location for new schools. Very cool and interesting stuff. But the
> interface is an accessibility "challenge" to say the least. Has anyone 
> done
> any work with the web version of ArcIMS? Know of any resources, etc to
> approach this problem?
> Thanks!
> Denise Ereka Smith, Information Architect
> Idea Integration
> Phone: 713.353.4320
> Fax: 713.626.2792
> E-mail: denise.smith@idea.com
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:09:15 UTC

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