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Research Wiki Page may be helpful in sparking use case ideas

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:39:16 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvf+ueWav-=9EzPOMu3GqaMR97KKQuSTQrtiSsXZfRfsWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Hi all,

We are accumulating quite a bit of  content on our research Wiki page,
which could spark some ideas for writing use cases for those who need
inspiration.
https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Research

For instance I just added links to 2 papers on maps.

Web Accessibility Barriers in Geographic Maps (PDF) by Tania
Calle-Jimenez and Sergio Luján-Mora.
Abstract: "...Today, the Web is a means of basic communication,
perhaps the most important, and geographic information can also be
transmitted through the Web. Therefore, we must ensure that the
geographic information published on the Web is accessible. However,
the continuing growth of technology causes people to have difficulty
in interacting with applications that present geographic information.
For this reason, this study presents an analysis of the barriers to
web accessibility in geographic maps, explains how technologies and
tools have evolved, and proposes the use of scalable vector graphics
(SVG) for the implementation of accessible geographic maps."
Source: http://www.ijcte.org/vol8/1024-C052.pdf

Touching open street map data in mobile context for the visually
impaired (PDF) by  Nikolaos Kaklanis.
Abstract: "In this paper, authors present an application that enables
access to OpenStreetMap data for the visually impaired and blind users
using a common mobile device (e.g. smart phone, tablet) that runs on
Android, is presented. During map exploration, as user moves his/her
finger on the touchscreen of the mobile device, he/she receives
vibration feedback when finger is on a road or a point of interest
(POI), while a sonification and a TTS module, provide audio feedback
regarding the distance to the next crossroad and the name of current
road/POI, respectively."
Source: http://mobile-accessibility.di.fc.ul.pt/papers/mobacc2013_submission_13.pdf

I wonder if we should add a use case regarding the accessibility of
maps for people with low vision? If so what would be the biggest issue
and a proposed solution?

Thanks.

Best Regards
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 1 October 2015 21:39:44 UTC

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