123  |  Touch Graphics with Steve Landau

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As creators of data visualization, it is important for us to remember that many of our platforms are not accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. What can we do to help non-sighted people access the wealth of information that we convey visually?

To discuss this topic we have on the show Steve Landau, the founder of Touch Graphics, a company that develops products that “rely on multi-sensory display techniques and audio-haptic interactivity.”

We talk with Steve about the history of the company, the process for creating tactile graphics, and his suggestions for making visualization more accessible.

Enjoy the show!

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1. Welcome back to Data Stories! (00:00:25)

2. Data Stories is completely listener-supported! Please consider supporting us (00:00:50)

3. Today's topic: map accessibility and tactile graphics (00:01:13)

4. Introducing Steve Landau, Touch Graphics, and the challenge of visual accessibility (00:02:07)

5. Examples of innovation in multisensory communication (00:06:11)

6. What is kept the same and what must be different in multisensory communication (00:11:28)

7. Examples of Touch Graphics projects (00:17:11)

8. Suggestions for making data visualization more accessible (00:29:14)

9. Get in touch with us and support us on Patreon (00:33:25)

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