[Accessibility] looking for a platform for our initiative - is OSM the one ?
post at guttormflatabo.com
Mon Feb 27 08:46:57 GMT 2012
Hi Catherine, I can't really reply to any of your questions, but I really
recommend you to take a look at wheelmap.org, it is the easiest to use OSM
based accessibility product out there at the moment. They have an API so
you can potentially adapt it to your own need.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM, catherine <ecrire at catherine-roy.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am collaborating with some people here in Montreal to build a tool that
> informs on the accessibility of public places. We have a first prototype up
> at www.montrealaccessible.ca, that was thrown together this week-end at a
> I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to maps and stuff, so apologies
> if some of this does not make sense, but I am told by the hackers that the
> data is stored in Google Fusion Tables. And we have a separate Google
> Spreadsheet that has a form that you can access from the site.
> Unfortunately, we couldn't get the spreadsheet to be automatically sent to
> the Fusion Table. So we would have to write a script to get that to happen.
> We are looking around for the best platform for our initiative. We have
> been looking at Ushaidi and OSM. Our main concern of course is that
> whatever we end up choosing is usable by people with different types of
> disabilities so that they can contribute to data collection and also can
> consult the data through the interface. I have looked at your wiki and the
> section on accessibility. But unfortunately, it is rather ambiguous with
> regards to just how accessible some of the related initiatives are. Maybe I
> am not looking in the right place for this info...
> Anyway, OSM would be great because our data can probably be a useful
> contribution. But how does it rate in terms of accessibility ?
> Catherine Roy
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