Can Talkback read information of open street map for persons with total loss of vision? If yes, what changes are required in setting this option.

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You should probably get in touch with , she does lots of work on OSM for the visually impaired.

(17 Jul '13, 12:15) gormo

In case you did not know: OpenStreetMap is basically just a collection of geodata, many maps and services are made of it. So there may exist other maps based on OSM which are suitable for visually impaired users.

Section "Blind" on the wiki page Accessibility will help help you to find more information on compatibility with screenreaders. For example the prototype of amauro Map outputs map info as text which may be accessible by the Talkback screenreader. But it seems to be really only a prototype with limited coverage (Vienna?!).

There is also the other help question about "" with answers pointing to available options - however, mainly targeted at users with non-total impairment.

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