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Re: Online Mapping / Directions


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Nov 24, 2015 8:21AM

We have not found Bing maps to be any more accessible than Googles. I know that Derek Featherstone and the folks at Simply Accessible were working on some innovative solutions to this problem. Perhaps one of them is lurking somewhere on this list.

When I was at DARS we found that Rand McNally maps worked reasonably well for our staff who used screen readers. I am not sure if this is still true since it has been a couple of years since I did any testing of Rand McNally's service and web applications generally have rather short update cycles.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

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Subject: [WebAIM] Online Mapping / Directions

Does anyone (or everyone) have an opinion on preferred digital mapping solutions for accessibility? We frequently embed Google Maps into our projects for mapping, directions etc. We¹ve been burned by Google Maps¹ inaccessibility a few times and some have suggested using Bing or Apple Maps instead.

If anyone has an opinion on a preferred tool, ways to use Google Maps accessibly or other suggestions I¹d appreciate hearing it.

What do you use?