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Navigating the Accessibility of Big Graphics in Documents

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 3 (ALLYANT)  
In document accessibility, a persistent question echoes through forums and discussions: “How do I make complex 'big graphics'—from flowcharts and organizational charts to infographics—accessible?” This inquiry extends beyond complying with fundamental color, contrast, pattern, and text label guidelines. This session embarks on a comprehensive exploration of strategies and considerations to ensure the accessibility of big graphics from both the author's and the remediator's perspectives. Delving into the intricacies, we will dissect real-world examples and engage in a dialogue on best practices and requirements related to these visual elements. We will discuss innovative approaches like strategically hiding good text beneath images for easier tagging, breaking down big graphics into smaller accessible segments, and more. Join us to weigh the pros and cons of various accessibility tactics, ensuring a holistic understanding of making big graphics inclusive for all users. Additionally, we will shed light on essential aspects such as determining when, what, and how much Alt text to provide.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Finance & Banking
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session offers insights into best practices, strategies, and considerations for authors and document remediators, enabling you to navigate the intricacies of accessible big graphics effectively.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
General Track  


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