Yahoo Finance is making its stock charts on iOS and Android apps accessible to the blind and visually impaired, reports Sara Guaglione of Publishers Daily.
Guaglione writes, “‘When the user first lands on the chart, they will hear a short summary to orient them to the chart, including the ticker, time horizon, previous close price, highest and lowest points on the chart,’ Goldberg said.
“The user can then explore the chart by swiping forward or backward to hear data points. They can double tap and hold to drag through the chart to hear the data points under their finger.
“‘Musical tones will play to indicate the change in values (trending higher or lower) and haptics can be felt indicating unique data points,’ Goldberg added.
“‘This is a passion project for me,’ Sukriti Chadha, software apps engineer-product manager at Yahoo Finance said.
“‘When my dad lost vision in one of his eyes, I was inspired to take on the big challenge to make visual charts accessible to people who are blind or have limited vision.'”
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