On April 1, 2011 the FFG BENEFIT funded project AccessibleMap started.
AccessibleMap aims to give better access to online web-based maps, especially city maps, for people with visual impairments. The goal is to improve the orientation of the target group in cities, and therefore to support their mobility and independence. AccessibleMap focuses on a semantic spatial description based on the user’s needs and requirements, ÖAW-GIScience as scientific partner contributes with developing methods to create cognitive or mental maps that include relevant information.
CEIT ALANOVA (lead partner), Compass-Verlag GmbH, Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs, Positec Technologie Entwicklungs GmbH, Sabine Hennig & Fritz Zobl ÖAW-GIScience.