VFF: Invisible Visualization: Making data visualizations accessible to the blind and other people with disabilities

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Data visualization helps convey complex information in a simple way, but too often it excludes people with visual disabilities. This talk will cover well-known challenges and pitfalls for accessible information graphics, and describe techniques to overcome them, focusing on Web solutions using SVG, HTML, ARIA, and the Web Audio API. These same techniques can also benefit sighted users of voice services like Siri or Alexa.