[OSM-talk] Visual map for the blind

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 11:57:18 BST 2009

2009/10/12  <Lulu-Ann at gmx.de>:
>> >> What tag would you use for bus/tram stops with a "i" button that reads
>> >> out the information about trams soonest to arrive, aloud?
>> >
>> > I have never seen those before.
>> >
>> > Not proposed yet, but I guess many things need explanation,
>> > so I would tag it like that:
>> >
>> > tourism=information
>> > information=acoustic_text
>> > description:en:blind=There is an information button that reads out
>> > schedule times
>> It doesn't seem like a tourism thing to me, wouldn't they be designed
>> for people that live in the area?
> Well, ordinary maps and tactile maps are used by people living in that area, too, but the "information" tag is placed in "tourism".
> That does not matter, because we can display elements from any namespaces on any map.

while this is true, it might still facilitate life for editor-creators
and data-consumers as for mappers to have all these kind of tag
subsummarized in one big tag like k=disabled v=* or k=accessibility,
v=* so you can easily find them in one rubrique instead of searching
all over the wiki in different tags and pages.


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