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Re: Research Wiki Page may be helpful in sparking use case ideas

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:07:44 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdmiT2MbCbjMLy3PLhx=Vszp7vNs19_=v-AtFU0vx8HeA@mail.gmail.com>
To: alands289@gmail.com
Cc: "public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Hi Jon, Allan, and all,

Thank you for the links, Jon.

Allan, if glare on maps results in unperceivable content or inoperable
functionality for a person with low vision, then I suspect it could
have the makings for a use case. IMHO go for it. We currently only
have one use case under Blur / Glare.

Best Regards,
Laura

On 10/2/15, alands289@gmail.com <alands289@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
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> Maps are an interesting topic.
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> How about a user story for maps on mobile. All the current apps seem to
> allow zooming of the map but all the descriptive text of roads (names and RT
> numbers) and city names remain remarkably small.
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> I have to rely on Android’s triple tap zoom feature for being able to read
> any map to read the text no matter what the ambient condition (mine or
> glare, etc).
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> Regards,
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> Alan
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> From: Laura Carlson
> Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎1‎ ‎October‎, ‎2015 ‎5‎:‎39‎ ‎PM
> To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org
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> Hi all,
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> 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
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> For instance I just added links to 2 papers on maps.
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> 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
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> 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
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> 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?
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> Thanks.
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> Best Regards
> Laura
>
> --
> Laura L. Carlson


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Laura L. Carlson
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