The 2020 Financial Stress survey was commissioned by Manulife Investment Management and
John Hancock Retirement — conducted by Greenwald & Associates.

Accessible charts and graphs
Step 1 — simplify
The first step in making an accessible graphic is to simplify the information. The research findings were presented in complex slides not suited for an accessible document. I edited so there was only one finding per graphic.

Step 2 — write for everyone
If it makes sense when you read it out loud, it’ll make sense to someone using a screen reader. Rewriting captions and legends for assistive devices helps every reader.

Step 3 – artifacts
Readers who have no vision won’t get any information from the graphics. Tag them as artifacts so that assistive devices will skip them.


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