Accessible Data Visualization: Addressing Barriers and Implementing Section 508 Solutions

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


In the Digital Age, data visualizations have become more commonly developed to represent large data sets through graphics, charts, and other visuals. Federal agencies have used them to show patterns, trends, and outliers of data to inform members of the public, policy makers, and first-responders. This session will introduce the concept, development, tools, and benefits of data visualizations, including making them accessible. Presenters from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Disease Control, and the U.S. Census will discuss how their respective agencies use data visualizations to meet their missions. Presenters will also review some barriers, solutions, and implications to making accessible data visualizations. This session is intended for entry-level to intermediate audiences, but all are welcome to join. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.

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Tamara Perry, JD, PhD, Attorney, National Digital Access Team, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Mark D. Urban, CDC Accessibility Program Manager (HHS) , Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

David Whittington, Section 508 Subject Matter Expert, U.S. Census Bureau