A case study on implementing screen reader accessibility in dynamic visualizations

Rita Costa, Beatriz Malveiro, João Palmeiro, Pedro Bizarro

Published at EuroVis 2022 conference

Data Visualization


Millions of people worldwide work in jobs where assessing dynamic data presented visually to them is a key part of their tasks. Since the data is only represented in a visual format, these occupations are out of reach for visually impaired people, making them unable to review hundreds of information-heavy cases per day and determine outcomes for each one in just a couple of minutes. In this work, we aim to shrink that gap by detailing the implementation of screen reader accessibility features to real-world visualizations used by fraud detection analysts. We propose a set of features that should be validated with users and, if proved to be useful, transformed into guidelines for creating these types of accessible charts.

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