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From: Paul Adam
Date: Nov 24, 2015 10:00AM


If you’re dealing with Native iOS apps then Apple maps is the most accessible map view I’ve tested. VoiceOver users can focus on all the map data, streets, points of interest, etc.

Most of the Google Map views I’ve tested in native apps have not been accessible.

Would be nice if Apple made a web based map view because Google’s web map views are not accessible either but you can make them keyboard operable but that’s never the default, the default is always not accessible.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com <http://www.deque.com/>;
> On Nov 24, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Jordan Wilson < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
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