Jon Froehlich, Anke Brock, Anat Caspi, João Guerreiro, Kotaro Hara, Reuben Kirkham, Johannes Schöning, Benjamin Tannert
Digital maps such as Google Maps, Yelp, and Waze represent an incredible HCI success—they have transformed the way people navigate and access information about the world. However, there is a twofold problem limiting who can use these systems and how they benefit. First, these platforms focus almost exclusively on data about road networks and points of interest (POIs), noticeably lacking information about pedestrian infrastructure and physical accessibility. Second, because of their graphical nature and reliance on gesture and mouse input, digital maps can be inaccessible to some users—for example, those with visual or upper-body motor impairments. Insights Thus,…
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