The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Elise Blanchard

Elise’s interest in web design began in the early 2000s when she made her first website. She has been professionally designing and developing websites and web applications since 2010.

Elise specializes in designing and developing custom web sites and applications. She uses her passion for design and creative problem solving to create custom interfaces focusing on user experience and functionality. She is driven, self-motivated, and takes pride in learning new techniques to improve web performance and development workflow.

Data Visualization and Color Accessibility

When designing for the web, you are designing for everyone. It can be easy to choose colors because they’re trendy or because you used them on your last project. Even harder, what do you do when your brand guidelines turn out to not be accessible? Sometimes your colors work on a white background, but then you suddenly need a dark theme and your buttons graphs and imagery are no longer accessible, and this can cause great eye strain and usability issues for your users. In this presentation we will learn about how to recognize color relationships specifically in data visualizations, and how to make your color palettes accessible.

In this session, attendees will learn:

How color affects the way people interpret data visualizations and how you can make sure your imagery is accessible.