Monday, February 07, 2005

accessible bar charts

Sometimes putting things like bar charts on web pages are really hard becuase the images are so complex and alternative text or a long description just really doesn't do it.

Standards Schmandards wrote a really cool article about how they use data table to make a lot more accessible bar chart. They judged success based on whether users were getting the things they would be normally looking for in a bar chart, whether they were a visual or non-visual user.

I would be interested to hear the reaction of some screen reader users to this technique.

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