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Map Accessibility

Maps should be usable and understandable for everyone. When creating a map, you should consider how users in different situations, such as color vision deficiency, visual impairment, cultural understanding will interact with your map.

Maps tell a story. They tell us where we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going. Proper planning and design can make your story accessible to a wider audience.

Learn About Accessible Maps

Map Design

Good design makes maps easier to understand with proper use of fonts, colors, symbols, and more. Find information on how to design maps that are accessible for everyone.

Static Maps

Static maps are usually standalone graphics, such as JPGs or PDF files that are not interactive. Find information on how to create accessible static maps that everyone can read.

Interactive Web Maps

Interactive web maps respond to input via mouse, keyboard, voice, and touch. Find information on how to make your web maps accessible so everyone can interact with them.

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