Introducing Accessibility in Visio
Data visualization has become a buzz-word in our industry, but our desire to present graphically attractive information should not exclude users with visual impairment.
An increasing amount of Microsoft Visio-created diagrams are being utilised within Office365, SharePoint Online and Power BI with the Visio Online web control, so it is essential that the ease with which text can be read, diagrams are navigated or descriptions are narrated, are considered
carefully in order to provide an equally informative experience for both sighted and sight-impaired users.
Microsoft have added accessibility support to Visio and have published some best practices that may work with un-customised, out-of-the-box templates, however the reality is that most Visio diagrams are customisations, and there are some techniques to learn to provide an optimal experience.
This webinar will discuss the following:
1. Best practices for accessibility
2. How to ensure the best contrast between text and any background colour
3. Understanding and manipulating the navigation order for tabbing within a diagram
4. Sorting lists of shapes in navigation order for display outside the diagram
5. Automating the narrated alternative title and description text to include Shape Data labels and values