Human Origins: Accessible Cartography Documentation Library
Patterns for Accessible Mapping
Maps organize information spatially affording users or learners [map readers] powerful methods for associating, querying and analyzing data.
Blind map readers are challenged by maps that are limited to visual structure of:
Mapping like online gaming and other interactive experiences is highly structured but relies upon sighted users abilities to resolve a very granular order of visible detail. A straight translation of visual structure into text is confounded by differences between sensory systems. The challenge is to accurately reflect this degree of resolution in auditory and textual systems without overwhelming sensory channels.
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