Update! The Map Library Webinar was recorded and is now available below!
In honor of ADA’s 30th anniversary, Perkins and SAS have collaborated to develop an accessible Map Library which will be housed on the Paths to Technology website. Non-visual digital mapping technology enables students to instantly access map information for O&M purposes. Using these O&M-related maps, students can learn about the area, can learn a variety of orientation skills, and can build strong mental maps before traveling. During COVID-19 school closures, non-visual digital maps have been successfully used by transition students with visual impairments to remotely learn about their college campus. Maps are also embedded into many classroom subjects; students can use non-visual digital maps to answer classroom questions. Educators, students and people with visual impairments can download the available maps from the Map Library and participants will learn how to share their own custom-made maps. The Maps Library is crowd-sourced: SAS Interns have populated the library with more than 30 university maps along with a number of COMS who have added their custom-made O&M maps and scenarios on how they are using maps during O&M lessons.
Presenters: Diane Brauner and Ed Summers
When: July 29, 2020 1:00 pm eastern
By Diane Brauner