Webinar: Creating Accessible Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator and Google Maps

Updated 06.10.20 to include the recorded webinar!

About the Webinar 

Are you a person with a visual impairment or blindness who would like to access online maps using headphones, a standard computer keyboard, and a video game controller?

Are you a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) who needs remote learning activities for students and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are you an employee at a college or university who needs to create campus maps that are accessible for students with visual impairments or blindness?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, this webinar is for you!

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Use Google Maps to create maps that contain points of interest such as intersections, buildings, bus stops, restaurants, and non-visual landmarks that facilitate orientation.
  • Use SAS Graphics Accelerator to convert those maps into accessible digital maps that can be explored using non-visual methods.
  • Share accessible digital maps via email or publish them on your website.

Target Audience 

  • People with visual impairments or blindness
  • Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Teachers of the Visually Impaired
  • Assistive Technology Professionals
  • Disability Support Staff at Institutions of Higher Education
  • General education teachers or professors in fields that utilize geospatial information, e.g. Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Economics, Business, Political Science, Public Health, etc.

Learn More

To learn more about SAS Accessibility, visit the SAS Disability Support Center.

Contact Us 

Can't find what you need? We're here to help. Send questions to accessibility@sas.com.