I'm trying to figure out a way to create a more accessible map, and I'm using a subway map because it's less complicated than a metropolitan map. It seems to me that if the image for a document is the primary reason for using said document, then it would stand to reason that the image should also be accessible.
I opted to use a list to create the subway, and I don't know if it's any more or less usable to someone with a visual impairment. My other problem is the fact that trains go from point 'A' to 'Z' and then back again. I wasn't sure how to go around that, but I tried to number the stops so they could be more identifiable.
My other problem is that I don't have JAWS or Window Eyes to see what it looks like in those programs. Adobe's Read Out Loud doesn't seem to be able to skip content, so I'm not finding it very useful.
I'm just doing this to see if it can be done, and I'm wondering if anyone can provide some insight to doing this. I haven't found much help out there in terms of creating an accessible map.
I used a Boston MBTA map as the source, and tried to re-create the whole document to be Section 508 compliant. Any help would be much appreciated!
You can download the map on my web site:
Thanks in advance!