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

When: 3:00-4:00 PM EST on May 21, 2020 

Where: Zoom


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.


Registration is required. To register for this webinar, please complete the registration form.


You must register to participate in this webinar. A few hours before the webinar begins, registered participants will receive an email that contains a link to a Zoom meeting and a password. All participants will be muted upon entry. Please raise your hand in Zoom to ask a question. The webinar will be recorded. See Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom.

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.