• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

The First WCAG AAA Compliant Digital Campus Map

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Orange County 3-4  

With the increased scrutiny from the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and the ADA's title II amendment emphasizing digital accessibility, it's crucial for all university website pages, including maps, to be accessible. Current mapping libraries don't meet WCAG A compliance without significant changes. Hence, we developed Audiom, the first inclusive visual, auditory, and tactile digital map viewer. Audiom can replace or supplement existing maps, and it has a WCAG AAA compliance Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR). The visual experience uses large, high contrast visuals, while the non-visual experience is like a video game with sounds and screen reader messages. For example, moving over a street triggers a screen reader message and a concrete footstep sound. This interactive alternate text experience is the only one fully compliant with WCAG 1.1.1, Non-text Content.

To make your map WCAG AAA compliant with Audiom, provide us with your geographic data, which we'll process by adding name and type attributes. We'll then give you code to embed Audiom into your app or website. Despite every university, government institution, and corporate entity having a digital map, none are fully accessible to blind users. We will cover how to evaluate your map for the most common accessibility errors that can help justify getting an inclusive map like Audiom. Audiom, tested with hundreds of users and proven effective in academic publications, makes maps inclusive for everyone

This Presentation Link (PPTX) is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of March 26, 2024, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Learn how to evaluate and make your campus maps on both apps and websites fully inclusive to everyone, including blind and low vision users with the new digital visual, auditory, and tactile map viewer from XR Navigation.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Education
  • Product Demonstration
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


  • Brandon Biggs
    XR Navigation

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