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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 08:52:55 -0400
Message-ID: <001101c8ab8a$47448ad0$0901a8c0@HANDS>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

This is an interesting discussion only part of which I have read.

There are a number of assistive tools on the Market tied to GPS and some not 
tied to it which provide different kinds and modes of access.  Getting the 
data into a parsable set is an interesting challenge but apparently one 
which has already been over come at least by the AT makers who are providing 
it.  The best way to proceed on this currently though might be through cell 
phone access which has a couple of avenues already and one soon to join its 
ranks.  The reason I suggest this is that it is the only method I know of of 
getting realtime data like construction sites and store closings out in a 
timely manner.

The bottom line is that if the data is in an appropriate format, the ATs can 
take it from there but then the question becomes, What else can be done?  I 
presume that this data could then be used by services which help plan trips 
and bookings.  I saw a site yesterday that you send all your itinerary like 
info to and they provide you and who ever you put on the output list with 
all kinds of info relivant to your input.

So, we don't really need to worry so much about hitting a site like google 
maps cold and trying to access it so much as we do about what format the 
data can be made available in that can be used by other sites/devices? 
GoogleMaps can then suggest to visitors that if they want a more robust or 
accessible realtime experience, click here.

Jonnie Appleseed
With His
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
Reducing Technologies disabilities
one byte at a time 
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2008 12:53:34 UTC

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