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Presenting Sukriti Chadha!

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Sukriti is a engineer turned product manager who focuses on accessibility and building great mobile experiences at Yahoo Finance. She believes that talent is universal, but access to opportunity is not, which is why she works on driving diversity at and outside work. Other interests include recreational aviation, yoga and mentoring women in tech. Sukriti studied Electrical Engineering and Finance at Princeton University.

Topic

Accessible charts using music and haptics

Finance charts quickly render hundreds of data points making it seamless to analyze a stock’s performance. Charts are great for people who can see well. Those who are visually impaired often use screen readers. For them, the readers announce the data points in a table format. Beyond a few data points, it becomes difficult for users to create a mental image of the chart’s trend. The audio charts project started with the goal of making Yahoo Finance charts accessible to users with visual impairment. With audio charts, data points are converted to tones with haptic feedback and are easily available through mobile devices where users can switch between tones and spoken feedback.

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