Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Google Maps Cater for the Blind

Google Maps provides an alternative to traditional graphic interface for blind and visually impaired users, as well as those who are at a non-graphical display and need to quickly look up a location. Typing '?output=html' after every query will lead you to the textual interface which basically emphasis on text rather than the map. See the comparison:

Google has been putting much efforts in improving its service accessibility for the blind and visually impaired users as they launched Accessible Search in July which allows screen readers to easily read out search results.

Related: Official Google Blog - Speech-friendly textual directions from Google Maps

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