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Monday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Technical Session. Building Mapping Applications for Accessibility

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AUTHORS: Michael Funaro, Latitude Geographics Group Ltd.

ABSTRACT: With recent advancements in technology, opportunities for communicating with the public have grown exponentially to include social media, mixed media, and many other forms of content… including maps and mapping applications. These expansions in technology hold the promise of increased participation for all, but present challenges for the full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Mapping applications have escaped the use of web accessibility guidelines for years under the pretense that it is just too difficult to do. Not anymore! We will explore the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendations for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as well as Federal Guidelines and show you how we’ve built our apps to be compliant. With the rest of the Internet meeting stringent guidelines for accessibility, your apps should be no different. Be legally compliant and impress your cities and towns, employees and the public with incredibly powerful tools for people with disabilities - with the click of a button.

Monday October 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Nauset II