Web-Based City Maps for Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Höckner Klaus
  • Daniele Marano
  • Julia Neuschmid
  • Manfred Schrenk
  • Wolfgang Wasserburger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)


Today cities can be discovered easily with the help of web-based maps. They assist to discover streets, squares and districts by supporting orientation, mobility and feeling of safety. Nevertheless do online maps still belong to those elements of the web which are hardly or even not accessible for partially sighted people. Therefore the main objective of the AccessibleMap project is to develop methods to design web-based city maps in a way that they can be better used by people affected with limited sight or blindness in several application areas of daily life.


Accessible Maps Semantic description of maps Web Map Services Styled Layer Description 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Höckner Klaus
    • 1
  • Daniele Marano
    • 1
  • Julia Neuschmid
    • 2
  • Manfred Schrenk
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Wasserburger
    • 2
  1. 1.Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen ÖsterreichsWienAustria
  2. 2.Transport, Environment and InformationCEIT ALANOVA – Institute of UrbanismAustria

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