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Message from paire@temple.edu

Hi,

 

Google is apparently providing grants to get institutions engaged with Google enterprise-level applications (http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/grants/software/index.html).  Is anyone aware of any accessibility issues with these products?  At one point they had a VPAT on Google Earth, but the URL is no longer valid.  I am also aware that others have leveraged the API for Google Earth to provide tools for people with disabilities (http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2012/08/axs-map-makes-it-easy-to-find.html). 

 

So, any idea of the accessibility of Google Earth Enterprise?

 

Thanks,

 

-Paul

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ATHEN review of Google docs – last fall:

http://blogs.cites.illinois.edu/cites-ats/2011/10/19/athen-report-on-the-accessibility-of-google-documents/

 

Don’t know about Google Earth.

 

 

Judy Borreson Caruso

Director, IT Policy and Planning

CIO's Office

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison WI 53706

judy.caruso@cio.wisc.edu

608-263-7318

 

 

 

Message from paire@temple.edu

Thanks. 

 

I also ran across http://apps4android.org/Corporate_Social_Innovation_Whitepaper.doc (title of the document is: “The Corporate Social Innovation Model: Enabling Positive Societal Change through the Distribution and Use of Accessible ICT Products and Services”) which talks about a number of technologies from both Apple and Google (including Earth) and how they can be used by people with a variety of disabilities.  Unfortunately the author uses the whitepaper to laud his own products for Android phones (about a third of the apps listed for the phone are published by his company), but otherwise it’s not a bad read.

 

-Paul