Accessibility & Web Based Visualization & Analysis Platform

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:20 PM PST  
Hillcrest AB, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower  

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Visualization tools give authors the ability to present large amounts of data in a way that allows the viewer to gain understanding of the data with just a glance. This strategy, while useful to the sighted population, presents obvious barriers for blind or visually impaired individuals. A solution to this problem has become more vital, as ever more publicly funded agencies turn to data visualization as a tool for conveying information to the public. In this paper we present a solution based on previous research that allows a system to do automatic analysis of a line chart visualization to extract and then present it’s intended message. Previous advancements in this area, an implemented prototype of the proposed solution and a description of the platform in which it was built are presented, as well as a discussion of the implications of this research and future work.  


  • Graeme Coleman
    The Paciello Group
  • Georges Grinstein
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Franck Kamayou
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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