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Re: accessible campus map?


From: Brandon Keith Biggs
Date: Mar 29, 2017 4:01PM

Hello Diane,
The most accessible is to use beacon technology. I believe onesense has
done this with Fresno State.
This allows the blind person to hear through a GPS-like app what beacons
are around them. So if there are doors with beacons they can find them and
know where they are, if they put beacons in bathrooms, they can hear where
to look for the sink, if there are cleaning carts, the beacon can tell the
blind person to watch out for mops.
3D maps are good, but they are hard to find, take a long time to read and
are not always up to date. Beacons give a lot more information to both
sighted and blind people.

Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>;

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:39 PM, Tomlins Diane <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Yesterday I was asked if there is a way to make a hospital's
> campus/building map accessible. What they have now is just a map image in a
> PDF, so that's not good. What would be the best method of doing this,
> providing it can be done? Only thing I can think of would be some kind of
> image map, but does that work in a pdf??
> Any input or resources you can share greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Diane
> Accessibility Advocate
> > > > >