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

From: Scott Plumlee <scott@plumlee.org>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 08:26:58 -0400
Message-ID: <d013ceea0805010526j7f752d23t71036e0721f503fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joshua Street" <josh.street@gmail.com>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Joshua Street <josh.street@gmail.com> wrote:

> This mode of expressing locations in a relative sense would achieve some of
> the OP's goals, but not others: for example, it presumes knowledge of the
> area sufficient to cite to the application a start and end point; it is not
> possible to input a region and, as sighted users may, subsequently view all
> the streets in a given area (subject to detail/zoom settings).
>
> I haven't looked extensively into the accessibility of this information
> within Google's product in particular, but am aware of others (at least with
> Australian map data) that are less AJAX intensive and more likely able to be
> parsed successfully.
>
> Josh Street
> http://josh.st/blog/

I did some quick searching but couldn't find how GPS for blind users
give their directions (left/right versus north/south) or some other
way.  I am surprised that no one (that I know of) has added the
capability of switching from relative directions to compass point
directions inside Google maps.  You can switch from miles to
kilometers, why not relative to absolute?  I'm sure the technical side
of it is much more complicated that I realize, however.
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