[OSM-talk] New map feature "disability description"

Lulu-Ann Lulu-Ann at gmx.de
Tue Jan 26 21:12:11 GMT 2010


Hello list,

I am happy to announce that there is a new tag approved for the
OpenStreetMap to store free text about an object that is relevant for
disabled persons.

The tags are

blind:description:lg
wheelchair:description:lg
and
deaf:description:lg

where "lg" is the two letter code for the language in which the text is
written.

For instance you can inform deaf people about subtitles in cinemas,
you can inform hearing impaired about functionality in theatres and
churches how to use the hearing device,
you can inform blind people about overhead dangers or audiodescriptions,
you can inform wheelchair drivers about the door width of an elevator

and many more things that just don't fit in a tag.

You find the proposal and voting on this page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/DisabilityDescription

Regards 
Lulu-Ann





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