Maps and Directions for the Blind

A couple of recent items about maps and directions for the visually impaired.

Rachel Magario, a blind graduate student at Kansas University, is working to create tactile campus maps — “maps for the blind that are created by the blind” — the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The maps will take note of things that a blind traveller would observe, like carpeted or gravel surfaces. Via All Points Blog.

Meanwhile, the Google Blog reports on how the visually impaired can use Google Maps’s textual maps user interface with a screenreader or Braille display.

Previously: Online Maps for the Visually Impaired.