Accessibility TUG Spring Meetup feat. Frank Elavsky

Accessibility Tableau User Group

Apr 18, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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About this event

This is an introductory session on data visualization and accessibility. In this session, Frank will give a short introduction to accessibility, what it is and why it is important, and share helpful frameworks, tools, and guidelines for how to get started thinking about and doing accessibility work. Frank will teach practical, applicable skills and attendees will have exposure to examples and techniques that can help reinforce what they've learned. No prerequisite knowledge in coding or accessibility is required and questions and engagement are highly encouraged. This talk is intended to give everyone a sense of shared understanding of what accessibility is and how to practically apply it to data visualization work.

At Frank's talk, you'll get...

- An introduction to accessibility and disability: what these terms mean and why they are important to consider in your own work.
- Knowledge of tools and approaches for recognizing what causes barriers to access in data visualization for people with disabilities.
- Opportunities to ask questions and engage: no question is too simple or too "in the weeds" for this session.


  • Frank Elavsky

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Accessibility and Data Interaction Researcher


  • Collin Smith

    The Information Lab

    User Group Leader

  • Emily Kund

    Ex-Red Hat

    Enablement Consultant

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