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Re: Maps that are accessible

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 21:35:23 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200406072035.i57KZOO03845@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> lines and the circles would be the links which would have the title attribute 
> set as "re-centre map 500 metres northeast", etc.

Pannable maps are pretty well intrinsically visual so there is no need
to try to create textual buttons.  The issue is dexterity, rather than
vision.  Most GUIs have a mode in which the cursor keys move the cursor
in pixels, as part of their accessibility features.

(Actually, I could imagine a tactile map, but the technology to support that
would presumably also support tracking the finger, or at least providing
a cursor.)
Received on Monday, 7 June 2004 16:37:16 UTC

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