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RE: Help with accessibility standards for images and infographics

From: Alex Fuller <fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:10:29 +0000
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To: "andrew.arch@dto.gov.au" <andrew.arch@dto.gov.au>
CC: "public-infographics@w3.org" <public-infographics@w3.org>

I have resent my email as you did not appear to have received it in my first attempt.
Hope that was Ok,
From: fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk
To: andrew.arch@pmc.gov.au; shane@shanehudson.net; danield@w3.org; per@axbom.se; leenagour@gmail.com
CC: public-infographics@w3.org
Subject: RE: Help with accessibility standards for images and infographics
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:46:44 +0000

Thank you all for replying to my request for help with standards for infographics. In my research I spotted some of the examples you sent me and have read up some more using the other links to valuable sites. I have now put together some guidance notes for my colleagues to use and would like to ask you all another favour, if that's ok.  Could you review my attached guidance notes and see if they are any good. Please feel free to be critical as I would rather you guys help me get this right at this stage instead of finding out that I am offering incorrect information which is then unhelpful to our end users.
 From: Andrew.Arch@pmc.gov.au
To: Shane@shanehudson.net; danield@w3.org
CC: fulleralex@hotmail.co.uk; public-infographics@w3.org
Subject: RE: Accessibility standards for infographics [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:43:38 +0000

Iím not aware of any formal guidelines, but here are two other references for consideration:
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> 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?








Shane Hudson (Website Developer - www.ShaneHudson.net)


@ShaneHudson / +Shane Hudson


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