Helsinki celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day, 16 May 2019.
The City of Helsinki is developing a new Service Map in cooperation with Annanpura Oy’s accessibility consultants. Annanpura contributes to the development work by testing new features from the accessibility viewpoint. Annanpura consultants give the Service Map software developers feedback and suggest solutions to problems.
The consultation provided by Annanpura makes a valuable contribution for the software development. An open dialogue between the consultants and the developers has helped to maintain Service Map’s accessibility at high levels throughout the development process.
You can comment on the first version of the new Service Map. The first version focuses on improvements in the user experience with the search function. New features are added to the developmental version weekly, and your feedback is highly appreciated!
The Service Map developers produce a blog (in Finnish) that allows readers to learn how the world’s most accessible service map is created. The authors of the blog include experts of many fields involved in the development.
The Service Map development is a combined effort by the Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa and Turku. Service Map shows all public services of these cities on a map and provides information on the accessibility of the services based on criteria defined by the user.
Service Map development blog (in Finnish)