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Using accessible map charts

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Add a map to the canvas

Click on "Maps" in the left sidebar of the upgraded Editor.

Click on one of the available map thumbnails to add it to the canvas, or use the search bar to type the name of the map you're looking for. 

In the upgraded Venngage Editor, a user clicks on 'Maps' in the left sidebar. The panel opens, displaying a thumbnail gallery of popular maps with a search bar at the top of the gallery. The user types different search terms into the search bar, and automatic suggestions appear in a drop-down list under the search bar. The user clicks on one of the suggestions and clicks on the thumbnail of a map of China with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to add it to the design canvas. The map appears, with a dark blue gradient showing counties in different colors, and a legend underneath indicating what each of the shades represents. 

Choose from maps including: 

  • North America
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • World Map

Free users have access to maps of North America; Premium+ users have access to the full catalog of map charts. 

By default, the map chart type is set to Choropleth. You can change the map type from choropleth to bubble or monochrome, or customize the map chart's appearance using the Edit Chart panel. 

Add alt text to your map

Describing the data in your map chart helps to make it accessible for people viewing your design using assistive technology like screen readers, or people with other visual or cognitive impairment. 

Click on the map to select it, then click "Alt text" in the top toolbar (or use Tab + Spacebar).

Type a description of your chart and the data it displays into the text field, then click Save



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