Do No Harm Guide: Centering Accessibility in Data Visualization

This resource explores why there is a need to create accessible data content, and how organizations can better incorporate accessibility.


For years, the data visualization field has been largely inaccessible to people who have difficulties processing visual content; and when researchers and practitioners have focused their efforts on creating accessible content, they have almost exclusively addressed issues around color. Less attention is paid to people with other forms of vision impairments, including blurriness, contrast sensitivity, and blindness. This report explores why and how to create accessible data content, and shares how organizations can incorporate accessibility throughout their process, how to write effective alternative (alt) text, and how to implement accessible content on the web.  

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