Google Maps For Visually Impaired

Dec 27, 2006 | 1,879 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has come up with an easy alternative for visually impaired users at Google Maps. It uses Textual Maps UI which makes the task for a visually impaired searcher or for one who is not using non-graphical display easy. You can "just type a simple English query of the form start address to end address and quickly get the information you're looking for."

Google Research Scientist, T.V. Raman says at the Google Blog that:

Though we added this option to enhance the accessibility of Google Maps for blind and low-vision users, perhaps others will find this alternative view a useful addition to their maps arsenal.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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