Episode published 15/02/23
In episode #48 of Living Proof, Dan Aspel and Maha Kaouri speak to Hannah Thomas of Government Analysis Function (analysisfunction.civilservice.gov.uk). Hannah's role at this "network for civil servants", is that of "Lead Support for Communicating Data, Statistics and Analysis" - making her the perfect person to discuss how to make data accessible.
This conversation was inspired by the Newton Gateway event "Communicating Mathematics for the Public" at which Hannah delivered the talk "Data Visualisation and Digital Accessibility: What We Can Do to Help".
00:00 - Introduction
00:44 - Welcome, discussing "Communicating Mathematics for the Public" ("as entertaining as Disneyland Paris and definitely more inspiring")
04:20 - All about Government Analysis Function, a love of data journalism, career history
13:35 - Visualising data and making digital information accessible
21:40 - Common accessibility pitfalls
24:20 - Plans for the future... e-learning resources