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RE: Accessibility standards for infographics [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Arch, Andrew <Andrew.Arch@pmc.gov.au>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:43:38 +0000
To: Shane Hudson <Shane@shanehudson.net>, Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
CC: "fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk" <fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk>, "public-infographics@w3.org" <public-infographics@w3.org>
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I'm not aware of any formal guidelines, but here are two other references for consideration:

-          http://www.accessiq.org/create/content/how-to-create-an-accessible-infographic

-          http://chris.throup.org.uk/2012/04/14/accessible-infographics/


From: Shane Hudson [mailto:Shane@shanehudson.net]
Sent: Friday, 10 July 2015 10:17 PM
To: Daniel Dardailler
Cc: fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk; public-infographics@w3.org
Subject: Re: Accessibility standards for infographics

Another place worth looking is the UK's Office of National Statistics. Their style guide for data visualisation has a lot of well researched advice that may help: http://style.ons.gov.uk/category/data-visualisation/

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org<mailto:danield@w3.org>> wrote:
Hello Alex

WCAG2 in itself includes some success criteria that cover infographics, or any other non textual content for that matters, so you need to look at ways to implement this requirement in your infographics format of choice. The default being to provide a meaning full alternative in text.

Wrt to choosing a format, have you looked at SVG and ARIA ?

A couple of references:



On 2015-07-09 11:46, Alex Fuller wrote:
I am trying to find out whether there are any formal guidelines for
producing accessible infographics.

I have tried doing research on the web and cannot find anything
definitive. The closest I got was the Accessible Infographics
community group [1] but not really much further.

Can you help?


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-infographics/2012Jan/0000.html


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