December 3rd was the international day for persons with a disability. Started in the early ’90s, this day aims to promote a better understanding of disabilities and generate support for the well-being of persons with disabilities. Each year, the day has a new focus, and in 2019 the focus was on promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership. This focus particularly aims to empower persons with disabilities for inclusivity and equitability with the purpose to ‘leave no one behind’.
At MapsPeople we are doing what we can to contribute to this principle with solutions that are easy to use for all people. MapsIndoors allows for navigation in complicated indoor spaces as well as a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor. MapsIndoors is WCAG 2.0 compliant for iOS. WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and it is a set of recommendations for making web content more accessible.
So what does that mean when it comes to MapsIndoors? When users change the text size in iOS settings, the text in MapsIndoors will change too, plus, you can use different colour schemes to make the visual information work for your eyesight, and you can choose to avoid stairs.
At MapsPeople we want to make the world more accessible by guiding people anywhere, anytime. We are not able to have a solution that works for every disability, but we go the extra mile when we can. That is why we are a part of the Wayfindr Community, a group of people who are committed to enabling persons with disabilities, particularly vision-impaired people, for independent navigation.
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