Accessible Dataviz Talk at A11yNYC Meetup

If you’re in the New York City area, I hope you’ll come see my presentation on accessible data visualization at the @A11yNYC meetup on Thursday, June 13! This is a refinement of the talk I gave at CSUN 2019 and #a11yTo Conf 2018.

A11yNYC (Accessibility New York City) is an excellent meetup group. I’m very pleased to be speaking there, joining the ranks of other past presenters who I greatly admire. I met one of the organizers, Thomas Logan of Equal Entry, when we both spoke at a11yTo Conf, and he was gracious enough to give me a chance to speak at their meetup.

The show starts at 7pm, and it will be live captioned for the hearing impaired… if the captioner can keep up with me!

Register now! It’s free!


Data visualization doesn’t have to be visual! Don’t assume that a chart or diagram can’t be made accessible. In this talk, you’ll learn how the brain processes data visualizations, how we can leverage this to work with other senses, and tips and best practices for making complex graphical content available to all. We’ll also offer a direct comparison on different tools and software that make it easy to ‘accessibilify’ your diagrams.

Update: Video Recording

The video for my Data Verbalization presentation is now available for streaming, with captions.

CSUN 2019

I’m excited to be speaking at the CSUN Conference on Disabilities this year!

My presentation, Data Verbalization: Accessible Charts and Diagrams, is scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:20 PM. It’s one of the last talks of the conference, but I promise you it will be worth sticking around for.

I have a whole new slide deck, with all new material on the cognitive aspects of why data visualizations work for sighted people, and considerations for making equivalent affordances for non-sighted people. If you liked my Invisible Visualizations talk, you’ll love my Data Verbalization presentation!

And I’ll also have a guest star, the inimitable Mark Sadecki, an old friend from W3C, and a sales engineer at my client, Compliance Sheriff.

I’ll be there for the whole conference, so if you see or hear me in the halls, come say hi! I’d love to talk with you. And I look forward to seeing you at my presentation, and joining you for discussions afterward.