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MIT is making datavis more accessible for visually impaired users

by Blathnaid O’Dea

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Researchers from MIT worked with visually impaired London academic Daniel Hajas on prototypes that enable people to access complex data using screen-reading tech.

Researchers have come up with a way of making data visualisations more accessible to people with visual impairments.

Currently, online data visualisation tools are very limiting for people with low vision. The screen-reader assistive tech that they use to read on-screen elements only covers text-to-speech. This means visually impaired people are excluded from gleaning insights from data that is presented through charts and other visualisations.

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) worked with Daniel Hajas, a researcher at [...]

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