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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 08:32:46 -0400
Message-ID: <d013ceea0805010532m2b6dbdebwcc55a1cc41585323@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joshua Street" <josh.street@gmail.com>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Scott Plumlee <scott@plumlee.org> wrote:
> 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.
>

Did find this: http://www.humanware.ca/web/Guides/maestro202_trekker30_user_guide.htm#_Toc151259391

Directions of travel are given in absolute terms (north, south).
Location of points of interest are given in terms of angles followed
by left/right.
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