Accessible Infographic Techniques Beyond Alt-text

Scheduled at 11:15am in Governors Square 10 on Wednesday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Dax Castro, Accessible Document Specialist, AbleDocs

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

In this session we will explore several presentation methods for more robust interpretation of infographics. Learn several solutions for things like Organizational and flow charts, circle diagrams and other formats to create information rich experiences.

Abstract

This presentation discusses several methods for presenting more robust infographics. You will learn basic accessibility barriers that exist in presenting charts, graphs and infographics and several approaches to mitigating each one. Attendees will learn the benefits and shortcomings of each design program (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign) and how to choose the best program for the desired user experience. Be prepared to expand your thought process on what it means to present an accessible infographic.

Keypoints

  1. Alt-text alone may not be sufficient in providing the same user experience required for accessibility.
  2. Key information can be presented in a way that provides a robust AT experience.
  3. Understanding how to breakdown infographics into digestible pieces is key to creating robust infographics.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Dax Castro

Dax is an Adobe Certified PDF Accessibility Trainer, Accessible Document Specialist and member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. He has more than 25 years experience creating digital content using InDesign, Acrobat and other creative software. Dax specializes in user-centered accessibility approaches that push the envelope of technology to produce more robust accessible documents that still meet Section 508, WCAG 2.0/2.1 and PDF/UA compliance.