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Does google maps conform with the w3c accessibility recommendations(A,AA,AAA)?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can test by yourself using some online validators :

I guess some improvements could be done, but by nature rendering and displaying map has some limitations regarding accessibility.

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Judging from this link the answer is NO.

Also check out this accessibility test.

But then again, I guess you'd get a more trustworthy and formal answer by contacting the Google Maps team.

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+1 for the second link.The first link is just the first result from a google search. – Argiropoulos Stavros May 16 '11 at 8:49
Not that I mind, as the first link is indeed a first result from a google search, but it is not "just", it is an answer to your exact question in a organic google maps forum, given by a known Top Contributor (It's most relevent as far as answers go). Oh, and and the second link is the fifth-six on that same google search. – jonatr May 16 '11 at 9:54
It is a common practice to make a search first and then ask something in a forum.As a matter of fact i took the title from that particular question and paste it as the title of my question.Personally when i give an answer i prefer to already know the answer or part of it and not searching.Also i ask the question here because there are enthusiasts and proffesionals in gis and not just good searchers.Don't take this personally.Thank you – Argiropoulos Stavros May 16 '11 at 11:07
@Argir If you're looking for a particular kind of answer and have already done a search, then it is incumbent on you to let us know that in your question. – whuber May 16 '11 at 13:21

For future reference check here:

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now dead link and so we will never know what it lined to – intotecho Jul 21 at 9:10

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