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Re: Accessible GIS coordinates


From: Jared Smith
Date: Oct 30, 2013 5:54PM

Chagnon | PubCom wrote:

> Is there another symbol for minutes and seconds to use that is voiced by
> screen readers?


> Is there another way to handle this?

No, not really. This should fall on the end user's system to read the
necessary characters. It should be apparent to most readers what the
numbers are, even if the characters aren't being read. And they could
read character-by-character if need be. I wouldn't worry about doing
anything special here.

> 2. Is there consensus on which GIS format to use?

This should probably be dictated by the client based on the system in
use. I see all three formats used regularly. A lot of systems I've
used show multiple formats.