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Re: Query - Street level maps for JAWS users in UK

From: Scott Plumlee <scott@plumlee.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:05:12 -0400
Message-ID: <d013ceea0804301605n3fdf3845g9a5c62937973196b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM, Patrick H. Lauke
<redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
>
>  Scott Plumlee wrote:
>
>
> > I believe Derek Featherstone (boxofchocolates.ca) gave a presentation
> > about making Google maps accessible at AEA Chicago last year
> >
>
>  Just to clarify, as Derek and I somehow happened to work on similar things
> concurrently and exchange notes last year...this presentation was about
> making Google maps *keyboard accessible* to sighted users. Making actual
> graphical maps accessible to blind users is a whole different ballgame, and
> some (including myself) might argue that it's not technically feasible -
> even if you make something like Google maps perfectly technically
> accessible, the interface and data paradigms themselves may not be suitable
> to blind users.
>
>  This is one of those situations where a completely separate approach
> targeting the specific needs of users with a particular disability may
> actually be useful. Key would be to get opinions and recommendations from
> actual users on what type of information and service would work best for
> them.
>
>  P
>  --
>  Patrick H. Lauke

Apologies for mis-stating.  I should have looked back at my notes and
clarified my memory.
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