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Re: query on the alternative map widget


From: glen walker
Date: Aug 25, 2021 1:03PM

Maps are considered "non-text content" so WCAG 1.1.1 applies, which says
you must have "a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose". It
sounds like you have the facets and the map tied to each other, which is
good, and the facets might be one form of "text alternative" for the map,
but it also sounds like the map shows the results. Are those results
available as a text outside the map? Such as in a table of results?

And if the map shows results, if you zoom in or out or pan the map, do the
results update? If so, you'd need an accessible way to "zoom in or out" to
get similar results. It doesn't necessarily have to be from the map, but
the same functionality must exist that is accessible.