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Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy. By: Mike May. Verbal and visual descriptions Virtually explore streets Create and navigate routes 15 million points of interest Maps for more than 40 countries available APH version includes built-in speech capability.

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accessible pc maps

Verbal and visual descriptions

  • Virtually explore streets
  • Create and navigate routes
  • 15 million points of interest
  • Maps for more than 40 countries available
  • APH version includes built-in speech capability
Accessible PC Maps
advanced features

Set a destination and track the distance and compass heading

  • Save, reverse, review, and print or emboss routes
  • Record or type descriptive information about a particular intersection, parking lot, building, or other location
  • Transfer POIs and routes to other Sendero GPS systems
Advanced Features
benefits introduces important concepts

Left and right concepts

  • Cardinal Directions
  • Clock face directions
  • Mental Mapping
  • Environmental concepts including shapes of intersections, direction of travel, sidewalks, types of streets etc.
  • Applies geography and social studies core curriculum concepts
Benefits:Introduces Important Concepts
benefits access to location information

Learn about surroundings and have access to visual signs

  • LookAround: street names, intersections, points of interest
  • Mental and visual mapping skills
  • Can be introduced with tactile maps (example: T Maps or Chang Kit)
  • Used for both classroom and O&M lessons
Benefits:Access to Location Information
scenarios

Find Lunch!

    • Finding POIs
    • Should I walk or take a taxi?
Scenarios
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O&M lesson

    • What is around Student’s School
    • Finding POIs
    • Creating Route to nearby POI to preview for lesson
Scenarios