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From: Tom Kort
Date: Jun 16, 2008 4:50PM


Is Google Transit generally know as accessible to the visually impaired? A Chicago Transit Authority press release (http://www.transitchicago.com/news/ctaandpress.wu?action=displayarticledetail&;articleid=100614) said it was, but I have my doubts, I was viewing the following link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&;dirflg=r&saddr=O%27Hare&daddr=1060+W+Addison+St+%28Wrigley+Field%29&utm_campaign=en&utm_medium=ha&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-gns-trs&utm_term=chisearchbox&submit.x=150&submit.y=13

Google Transit doesn't seem to have headers. It seems that the summaries are too breif and don't present useful information like route numbers or walking distance, and of course their format is not what is suggested by accessibility guides. Is this a problem?

I tried looking at the source code and saw things like "x3ex3cnobrx3ex3c." What is this code?

-Michael Ohene