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Achieving Accessibility for UpSet Plots

Project UpSet
Funding Cycle 5

Proposal Summary

To make UpSet plots accessible to low-vision and blind users, and to simplify authoring UpSet plots.



The UpSet visualization technique has become an essential method to visualize set relationships for data with more than three sets. A key challenge for UpSet plots, however, is that they are not accessible in two different ways: they cannot be read by low vision or blind users, and they cannot be created by analysts who don’t write code. This project will work with members of the low-vision and blind community to make UpSet plots accessible, as well as deploy an interactive, web-based version of UpSet accessible to non-coders.

Key Personnel

Alexander Lex