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Re: Accessibility of Tableau data dashboards?


From: Joseph Sherman
Date: May 23, 2016 11:06AM

OBIEE (A Guide to Accessible Content for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite<http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/accessibility-guide-obiee-11g-1865005.pdf>;) has some accessibility features built in and allows for accessible output of tables and graphs. Generally I've seen mostly alternative presentation as the standard for data visualizations. Data Visualization and the Blind<https://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p56> discusses some of the issues for blind accessibility.


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Tableau does not produce accessible output. We have also not been able to identify similar software that produces accessible output. We are requiring an alternative presentation of the information linked from the same location.

If anyone knows of an accessible data visualization tool I would really appreciate it if you would share that information with this list.

Mike Moore

Accessibility Coordinator

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Civil Rights Office

(512) 438-3431 (Office)

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Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility of Tableau data dashboards?


Has anyone on this list ever evaluated the accessibility of the dashboards created using Tableau? Our state agency is beginning to use Tableau internally and want to start linking to, or embedding, these Tableau dashboards through our website. I have concerns about their accessibility.

For example, I did a very rudimentary review of this page<http://public.tableau.com/profile/technical.product.marketing#!/vizhome/Tale-of-100-Entrepreneurs_14/Taleof100Entrepreneurs>. All I want to see was whether those things on the page that look like headings, actually are headings. They are not.

They are just styled to look like headings. I don't know if this is a deficiency in the software or what.

I would be interested in hearing of the experience of users on this list.

Thank you,

Angela French

Internet/Intranet Specialist

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges