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Re: Info graphic description


From: Mallory
Date: May 15, 2018 11:37AM

I was thinking the same thing as Glen. You could have images for the arrows etc with alt text like "[section-name points to [other section name]" to get the flow stuff in.

As simple a summary as possible, and visible (because you're right, people who *can* see need it too) would help a lot, whether the viewer has a cognitive disability or not.

Usually infographics are meant to make a complex pile of words easier to understand visually. I'm not certain this one does that :P


On Sat, May 12, 2018, at 10:48 PM, glen walker wrote:
> Is an infographic required so that it can be easily shared as an image?
> If not, then had you looked into *not* creating an infographic? When I
> look at it, I see several sets of bullet points, headings, and other text
> that could easily be created with native html and a little styling. As it
> is, I find it hard to know where to start in the image and everything seems
> to point to everything. The infographic may already be done and in
> production but if it's hard to understand visually, it'll be hard to
> describe. If the infographic were thought of as straight html/css, it
> might have been easier to convert to a graphic.
> In any event, you can still conceptualize the graphic as html. You can
> have a completely visually hidden html version of the graphic that allows
> traversal by lists, headings, etc.
> > > >