[talk-au] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Visual map for the blind

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 02:57:32 BST 2009

Not quite the same thing as below, but I was told last week that
colour blind people can't use google maps because there is too much

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From: Lulu-Ann <Lulu-Ann at gmx.de>
Date: 2009/10/9
Subject: [OSM-talk] Visual map for the blind
To: accessibility at openstreetmap.org, talk at openstreetmap.org

Hello list members,

starting today there is a visual slippy map displaying map features for
the blind an visually impaired available in a beta testing state:


Hobby cartographers without visual impairment can now check their
contributions to the map for the blind, what will give them motivation.

That is how the map will force the adding of tags relevant for tactile
maps and navigation software for the blind as the next steps.

The two tags "tactile paving" and "traffic_signals:sound" are
already surprisingly often used.

Thank you to all contributors!

More tags will be added from time to time.

Please spread this information to your interested friends
and colleagues.


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