Making Charts Accessible
Simple techniques to ensure your charts can be understood by readers with visual impairments.
Creating accessible files (what is often called “508-compliant” in the U.S.) is a challenge even with the simplest of documents consisting mostly of text—but when you start adding data and charts, the process gets complicated fast. The best advice I was ever given regarding 508 compliance is that ultimately it is a best faith effort. And especially when it comes to charts, logic and common sense play a much bigger role than any particular rules that determine whether something is or is not accessible.. . . .
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