A4 Article in conference proceedings
Tactile Maps - Safety and Usability




List of Authors: Ojala S, Lahtinen R, Hirn H
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG NEW YORK, MS INGRID CUNNINGHAM, 175 FIFTH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10010 USA
Place: Tampere
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Book title *: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Journal name in source: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE HEALTH ECOSYSTEMS
Journal acronym: COMM COM INF SC
Number in series: 6
Volume number: 636
ISSN: 1865-0929

Abstract
Maps are regularly used in planning a trip or a route, e.g. when going on a holiday abroad or driving to a meeting in a place one has not visited before. Sighted people can get hold to a map quite easily as they are available both in paper copies and furthermore virtual maps are more and more widely available too.When one is visiting a city abroad one uses maybe more than one map at a time - city map as well as a route map of the public transport. These can be carried quite easily, as well as referred to on a regular basis. There are also maps of bigger venues like seating plans of auditoriums or concert venues. For the visually impaired tactile maps are also a safety issue [ 1].

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