Talk:OSM for the blind

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Editing this page

I'm a blind user of this page. As a blind user of wiki, I'd like to mention that the [edit] links which wiki places at the beginning of each section's header, disable a key feature of the screen reading software which we use to navigate and read the web page. It is impossible for us to then hear, and jump to, a particular heading.

There's a solution in wiki: add the _ _ NOEDITSECTION _ _ wiki command to the page. this would then require those who edit, to edit the entire page; an inconvenience I know, but I thought this should be mentioned. --Chip Orange January 05, 2010

In Special:Preferences can you get to the Editing tab and uncheck "Enable section editing via [edit] links"? --goldfndr 21:24, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can find it. It won't help all the other (assuming there will be other) blind users who come to this page; unless perhaps you can post instructions on how to accomplish your suggested fix on the page itself? --Chip Orange January 05, 2010

I'm afraid this is worse! :( Doing this turns off headers altogether, where-as before, I at least knew where each header was, even if they all said "edit", but changing this preference simply turns off the display of headers in the article altogether (unless I didn't follow your intentions exactly?). --Chip Orange January 05, 2010

Sounds like an annoying problem. But do you have the same problem navigating any other MediaWiki powered website? e.g. if you read this page
Oh... I see this discussion was from 2010. But if anyone else is debugging such problems, obviously a key question is whether it's a general MediaWiki problem. We might hope that this issue has been solved since 2010 by MediaWiki improvements (On this wiki we tend to be reasonably up-to-date with their latest versions)
-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:16, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

How to handle unnamed roads

If a road has no name in OSM and in reality, the software could tell the OSM way ID (a number). --Lulu-Ann 14:33, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

How to handle water

All water is potentially dangerous: rivers, streems, wattenmeer, pools, fountains. It shall not be necessary to mark water as a hazard for blind persons. The software shall give a water warning anyway. --Lulu-Ann 14:33, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

New howto

Created a small howto for all kinds of disabilities, how to map for the needs of people with disabilities. RicoZ (talk) 21:34, 19 January 2019 (UTC)