Léonie Watson is co-author of the Do No Harm Guide: Centering Accessibility in Data Visualization, released by the Urban Institute today. The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity, and its Do no harm project is a body of work consisting of several guides for how researchers and analysts can approach their work through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Léonie joined other notable accessible data visualization specialists Frank Elavsky, Doug Schepers, Elizabeth Hare, Sarah Fossheim, Larene Le Gassick, Dax Castro, Amy Cesal, and Melanie Mazanec, to co-author this comprehensive guide to making data visualizations accessible and usable by more people. With chapters covering tooling, designing for cognitive load, writing text descriptions, creating better screen reader experiences, testing and remediation, and Léonie's own chapter on coding accessible data visualizations, plus much more, Centering Accessibility in Data Visualization is a practical resource for anyone working in this area.
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