Dataviz Accessibility Resources
A non-exhaustive and in-progress list of people and resources in Accessibility and Data Visualization
People and Articles in Dataviz & Accessibility (Web)
Ryan Bales Twitter (not accessibility, but good chart design tips)Ryan Bales
Designing Charts — Principles Every Designer Should Know | by Ryan Bales
Designing Charts: principles every designer should know (part 2) - Ryan Bales
Amelia Bellamy TwitterAmelia Bellamy (she/her)
- Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5 [Book] (Chapter 17. "Beyond the Visible")
Alison Bert TwitterAlison Bert
Silvia Canelón Twitter & Liz Hare Liz Hare TwitterSilvia Canelón
Revealing Room for Improvement in Accessibility within a Social Media Data Visualization Learning Community
William Careri TwitterWilliam Careri (he/him)
Amy Cesal TwitterAmy Cesal (she/her)
Writing Alt Text for Data Visualization | by Amy Cesal | Nightingale | Jul, 2020
Chris DeMartini TwitterChris DeMartini
Frank Elavsky TwitterFrank Elavsky (he/him)
How to Integrate Accessibility into Your Data Viz Workflow | Data Viz Today | May 2021
Entering Uncharted Territory: Accessible Data Visualization | Accessibility Camp Bay Area | May 2021
Accessibility is Critical to Data Visualization | NoVA UX | April 2021
How to Stop Designing Inaccessible Data Visualizations | NICAR 2021 | March 2021
Are Your Data Visualizations Excluding People? | Outlier Conf | February 2021
Introduction to Accessible Data Visualization | Knowbility | December 2020
Data Visualization and Accessibility on the Web | Knowbility | May 2020
Stephanie Evergreen TwitterStephanie Evergreen
Sarah L. Fossheim TwitterSarah L. Fossheim (they/them)
How to create a screen reader accessible graph like Apple's with D3.js
Are Your Data Visualizations Excluding People? | Outlier Conf | February 2021
How (not) to make accessible data visualizations, illustrated by the US presidential election.
An introduction to accessible data visualizations with D3.js
Dr. John Gardner TwitterDr. John Gardner
Luc Guillemot TwitterLuc Guillemot
Sarah Higley TwitterSarah Higley
- Accessibility and Data Visualization — Data Visualization Society [ Communal Notes - Fireside Chat Accessible Data Viz ]
Peter Holmes TwitterPeter Holmes
Sergei Kruger TwitterSergei Kruger
Larene Le Gassick TwitterLarene Le Gassick (she/her)
Lindsey TwitterLindsey (she/her)
Amanda Makulec TwitterAmanda Makulec MPH
Ten Considerations Before You Create Another Chart About COVID-19 | by Amanda Makulec | Nightingale
Where Is the Rush to Visualize the Public Health Crisis of Racism?
Melanie Mazanec TwitterMelanie Mazanec
- Data Visualization Accessibility: Where Are We Now, and What’s Next?
- Semiotic's Accessibility Guide
- Data Vis Accessibility Collaboration Doc
Øystein Moseng TwitterØystein Moseng
Øystein Moseng Twitter & Ted Gies Ted Gies TwitterØystein Moseng
CSUN 2020 Accessible Visualizations: Maps, Annotations, and Spark lines [SlideShare]
Highsoft & Elsevier talk about Chart Accessibility at CSUN 2019 [YouTube]
Lisa Charlotte Muth TwitterLisa Charlotte Muth
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic TwitterCole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Doug Schepers TwitterDoug Schepers
Why Accessibility Is at the Heart of Data Visualization (2020)
A11yNYC June 13 2019 - Data Visualization with Doug Schepers
Fizz Studio – Accessible Data Visualizations [Company/Product]
Glenna R. Shaw TwitterGlenna R. Shaw
Ed Summers TwitterEd Summers
Leonie Watson TwitterLeonie Watson
Organizational Guidance in Dataviz & Accessibility (Web)
Data Visualization Society [Home page] (org) DataVizSociety Twitter run by @AmyCesal and @abmakulec and many others (to be listed)
Digital Government (USA)
Government Digital Service (UK) TwitterGovernment Digital Service (UK)
Vega & Vega-Lite
Visa Chart Components
- Visa Chart Components (VCC) Github
- VCC Accessibility Utilities
- VCC Color Utilities
- VCC Texture Utility
- A visual-agnostic tool to add keyboard navigation and sonification to charts.
- Chart2Music documentation site
- Chart2Music CodePen examples
People and Articles in Dataviz & Accessibility (Academia)
Access All Areas [PDF]
Ref: THOMPSON, D. (2005). Access all areas. NATURE, 435, 2.### Visualisation tools for blind people using multiple modalities
Design features of graphs in health risk communications: a systematic review [PDF]
Ref: Ancker, J. S., Senathirajah, Y., Kukafka, R., & Starren, J. B. (2006). Design features of graphs in health risk communication: A systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 13(6), 608-618.
Designing communicative visualization for people with intellectual developmental disabilities [PDF]
Designing communicative visualization for people with intellectual developmental disabilities [PDF Viewer]
Ref: Wu, K., Tanis, S., & Szafir, D. (2019). Designing communicative visualization for people with intellectual developmental disabilities.
Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books
Ref: Gould, B., O'Connell, T., and Freed, G. (2008). Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books.
Generating Seizure-Inducing Sequences with Interactive Visualizations [PDF Viewer]
Ref: South, L., Borkin, M. (2021). Generating Seizure-Inducing Sequences with Interactive Visualizations.
Graph literacy: a cross-cultural comparison [PDF]
Ref: Galesic, M., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2011). Graph literacy: A cross-cultural comparison. Medical Decision Making, 31(3), 444-457.### Design features of graphs in health risk communications: a systematic review
Image Description Template [Tool]
Ref: Morash, V., Siu, Y. -T., Miele, J.A., Hasty, L., & Landau, S. (2015). Guiding novice web workers in making image descriptions using templates.
Producing accessible statistics diagrams in R [PDF]
Ref: Fitzpatrick, D., Godfrey, A. J. R., & Sorge, V. (2017, April). Producing accessible statistics diagrams in R. In Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on the Future of Accessible Work (pp. 1-4).
Reaching Broader Audiences With Data Visualization
Reaching Broader Audiences With Data Visualization [PDF]
Ref: B. Lee, E. K. Choe, P. Isenberg, K. Marriott and J. Stasko, "Reaching Broader Audiences With Data Visualization," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 82-90, 1 March-April 2020, doi: 10.1109/MCG.2020.2968244.
Sociotechnical Considerations for Accessible Visualization Design [PDF]
Ref: Lundgard, A., Lee, C., & Satyanarayan, A. (2019, October). Sociotechnical Considerations for Accessible Visualization Design. In 2019 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS) (pp. 16-20). IEEE.
Statistical Software from a Blind Person's Perspective [PDF]
Ref: Godfrey, A. J. R. (2013). Statistical software from a blind person’s perspective. The R Journal, 5(1), 73-79.### Graph literacy: a cross-cultural comparison
Understanding Data Accessibility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Project Page]
Understanding Data Accessibility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [PDF Viewer]
Ref: Keke Wu et al (2021). Understanding Data Accessibility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Visualisation tools for blind people using multiple modalities [PDF]
Ref: Brewster, S. (2002). Visualization tools for blind people using multiple modalities. Disability and rehabilitation, 24(11-12), 613-621.
Visualization is Not Enough [Slides]
Ref: Heer, Jeffrey (2019). Visualization is not Enough.
(Note: see the epilogue from slide 97 an onwards.)
Visualizing for the Non‐Visual: Enabling the Visually Impaired to Use Visualization [PDF]
Ref: Choi, J., Jung, S., Park, D. G., Choo, J., & Elmqvist, N. (2019, June). Visualizing for the Non‐Visual: Enabling the Visually Impaired to Use Visualization. In Computer Graphics Forum (Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 249-260).