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Non-Visual Digital Maps: Self-Voicing Feature

Learn how to use the non-visual digital maps without a screen reader!

Do you have a student who visually struggles to see a map but does not use a screen reader? SAS Graphics Accelerator – a free Google extension for accessible non-visual digital maps – has a self-voicing option!

SAS Graphics Accelerator supports a “self-voicing” feature within Graph View and Map View. This feature provides auditory output for charts, graphs, and maps without a screen reader.

Follow these steps to enable it:

  1. Click on the SAS Graphics Accelerator icon in the Chrome tool bar. It looks like a blue s.
  2. In the popup, click Options.
  3. On the Options page, select “Web speech” for the Self-voicing feature option.
  4. Click Save.

For a list of posts about SAS Graphics Accelerator, go to the SAS Graphics Accelerator Summary Page post.

By Diane Brauner