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Re: Way finding s/w and accessibility


From: Dylan Barrell
Date: Nov 10, 2013 10:03PM


I would suggest directions in the form of a GPS navigation device. If
these can be calculated on the fly from the wireless device - all the
better. These can be generated in a text form and then leverage the
screen reader for voice.


> On Nov 8, 2013, at 7:20 AM, Jennison Asuncion < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi,
> A colleague is working on the following project and is seeking broad feedback/pointers to resources (way-finding tech accessibility is not something I am too familiar with myself).
> Context - team is developing a series of touch screen monitors that will be stationed at different
> locations around their facility. The monitors will have a way finding tool on them - to
> allow individuals to search for rooms. The way finding tool will also have a mobile component that individuals who have their app will have access to.
> Question is extracted here: "I wondered what our best options would
> be for designing our way finding tool. We are looking to build a tool that would create a visual pathway from where they are to their destination (using arrows). What I'm wondering is whether we should build in audio for the directions (ex. to describe the
> directions, approximate distance) - or whether a list view would be
> more appropriate for blind folks.. Are there other way finding tools that are considered accessible to
> blind / low vision users that you'd suggest?"
> Jennison