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Re: Accessible org charts
From: Lucy Greco
Date: Nov 29, 2017 5:36PM
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steev thanks for the reply kinda makes me ask then what is the tools
that are makeing the inaccessable ones doing i e. pitcktochart and tablo i
am looking for more accessable answers to these tools more then any thing
because i can't just say don't use the inaccessable tool i need to say what
to use insted
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
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On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 4:23 PM, Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED>
> The root cause of this problem is that there is not a universally agreed
> set of semantics for an organisational chart. Or if there is, I'm not aware
> of it.
> Some aspects of the structure of an org chart correspond to a nested list,
> such as parent and child relationships and groups of people at the same
> level. However, other aspects do not correspond to any HTML semantics. For
> instance, two subordinates of one person may be at different levels of
> seniority (and hence shown at different vertical positions in the org
> chart) even though they are both one step removed from the same person.
> Also, org charts often have sideways relationships that may mean various
> things and there can be complex relationships such as when a person has
> "dotted line" responsibilities to people other than their line manager.
> Until there is an agreed set of semantics for all these relationships, it
> will not be possible to represent the chart in HTML in a way that people
> will understand, and it's very possible that new HTML semantics would need
> to be created.
> Steve Green
> Managing Director
> Test Partners Ltd
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible org charts
> We have been seeing a lot of progress in the world of data access with
> products like High Charts <https://www.highcharts.com/> and some of the
> products I am working with from Progressive Access <
> https://progressiveaccess.com/projects.php>. But the one thing I am
> missing that is in big demand is an accessible "organizational chart" (org
> chart) tool. Does anyone have ideas on where we can find something to help
> produce an accessible org chart?
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
> IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration University of California,
> (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
> Follow me on twitter @accessaces
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