Accessibility in Visualization

Accessibility in Visualization

At Visually, we try our best to make sure the work we produce is accessible to as many people as possible, no matter their capabilities, or disabilities. Unfortunately, there are limitations to what we can do. Data visualization is by definition, a practice that only works for sighted individuals.

There are, however, varying degrees of sightedness. And there are things that can be done to improve visualizations for individuals with less than optimal sight abilities.

Color blindness is a widespread phenomenon, affecting between 7% and 10% of males. That is a lot of people. If someone told you that 10% of your potential customers couldn’t use your product as it was designed, you would head straight back to the drawing board. Fortunately, most of the design changes to make it possible for colorblind individuals to use a visualization are really simple to achieve.

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