On Apple Maps the Gallaudet University guides for the deaf

Gallaudet University began creating business-focused guides for the hearing impaired to add to Apple Maps.

The guide di Apple Maps they can provide useful information to travelers who are in various cities around the world and will soon be enriched by the contents proposed by Gallaudet University, the most popular collage in the United States for hard of hearing students.

The University is collaborating with Apple for highlight commercial activities suitable for the deaf on Maps. Already now there are several suggestions on commercial activities such as mechanics and pet sitters. Before adding any activities in its guide for the deaf, the university considered some criteria:

  • Is the venue’s customer base geared towards the deaf community with ethical awareness of our language, culture and community resources?
  • Is the venue owned and operated by deaf and hard of hearing people or does it employ deaf and hard of hearing people?
  • Has the activity embraced and found the meaning and value of American Sign Language (and other sign languages), deaf people and community culture?
  • Does the venue show consideration and inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing people in the workplace, in the public and in the community?

We have developed a navigation system that will allow our students, alumni and visitors to identify the most suitable places for them“Said Bryce H. Chapman, marketing director of Gallaudet. “This has already shifted some of our admissions and recruiting efforts; we are now able to share our guides with prospective students and their parents and families so they can quickly experience what it is like to live and interact here in Gallaudet and surrounding neighborhoods“.

At the moment, the guide it is limited to the Washington DC area, but will soon be extended to other cities in the United States and, in the future, the world.

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