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Presentation: Accessible Data Visualization by Luc Guillemot & Tania Boa

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Presentation: Accessible Data Visualization by Luc Guillemot & Tania Boa


Data visualization has the power to convey meaning from an opaque dataset through graphic representation. But what if this visual language is not accessible to parts of your audiences? In this meetup, we will hear from two different perspectives, designer and engineer, how we can support people with visual impairments to still make use of our data visualizations.

Tania Boa, Interaction Designer at Interactive Things, will explain what a designer can do to ensure that their visualization design is accessible by making sure color schemes are colorblind-friendly, using enough contrast between text and their background, labeling data directly instead of using complex keys, etc.

Luc Guillemot, Interaction Engineer at Interactive Things, will propose different technical approaches to address situations where the visual layer is not enough and our visualizations have to go the extra mile and play nice with assistive technologies.

17:00 Doors open
17:00–17:30 Beers & chats
17:30–18:30 Presentations, questions & answers
18:30–19:00 More beers & more chats
19:00 Goodbye!

To include a multitude of perspectives, the spoken language of this meetup will be English. We will have native German, French, and Italian speaking hosts who will be happy to support with translations.

Interactive Things will provide snacks and drinks and moderate the presentation.
Interactive Things
Brauerstrasse 37 · Zürich, ZH
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Ring our doorbell on the right side of the entrance and we’ll open the door for you. Come up to the first floor and just walk into our studio. The event will take place in our auditorium.

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