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Accessible Images Proposal to Knight News Challenge

2012 June 25
by anhb

In the spirit of seizing opportunities to advance tools for accessible images, Benetech has proposed a new project to the Knight News Challenge to improve infographic accessibility for people with disabilities by developing WordPress and browser plugins for creating accessible graphics.: http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/25653947029/tools-for-creating-accessible-graphics-for-people-with

The proposal is in answer to the Knight Foundation’s Data Challenge, in which it is “looking for new ways of collecting, understanding, visualizing and helping the public use the large amounts of information generated each day.” Winners will be announced in late September. This is a terrific example of leveraging the work of the DIAGRAM so we can tackle numerous challenges even outside our current scope.

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