A11Y COVID-19

Accessible COVID-19 pandemic data are available at covid.ski.org


So much of the conversation around the COVID-19 pandemic has been about trends: curves and how to flatten them, models, exponential growth, etc.

Most of the graphs and plots commonly found online are not designed having blind users in mind, they are practically invisible to screen reader software.

I've created this accessibility-first website to make the pandemic data sourced by Johns Hopkins University accessible to people with visual impairments. The information is presented to screen reader users through a textual overview of the data and by using sonification. In it's simplest form, sonification consists in mapping a range of values into a range of audible frequencies. If you're curious and want to know what all of this is about, just check it out here: https://covid.ski.org



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