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To read: Centering Accessibility in Data Visualization, published by the Urban Institute.

“The authors explore why and how to create accessible data content, discussing issues such as how organizations can incorporate accessibility throughout their process, how to write effective alternative (alt) text, and how to implement accessible content onto the web.”

I’m at a new organization, and we publish a lot of data. In my role as a UI designer, I may be asked to help with data visualization in 2023. Hoping this timely guidance can help us shape our data practice and accessibility practice. One theme in particular sticks out:

Accessibility should not be a specialty.¬†Anyone working with data or creating digital content should understand and strive to produce accessible products. Although some of the aspects of creating accessible online content clearly require technical experience, the work should not be left to a single person or some subset of the team.”