Data Visualization Toolkit: Equity Resources & Tools

Equity Resources

DaSy’s Using Data to Advance Racial Equity – Special Collection features resources that can help state Part C and Part B 619 staff use data to identify and address racial disparities. The special collection addresses a variety of data-related topics that intersect with equity— such as data collection, analysis, and reporting— and includes resources on data visualization and inclusive language.

Visualize Success! Data Viz Tips, Tricks, and Equity Considerations. In this DaSy IDIO 2022 conference session, participants learned about best practices, tips, and tricks to sharpen their data visualizations with an emphasis on key equity considerations. The session included examples of effective data visualizations and a live demonstration in Microsoft Excel using early intervention/early childhood special education data.

Urban Institute’s Do No Harm Guide: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization provides guidance and examples for how data practitioners can approach their work through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. See helpful resources at the end including: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Data Visualization: General Recommendations, a helpful list of best practices and the Racial Equity in Data Visualization Checklist.

Stephanie Evergreen’s Four Chart Types That Fight for Equality provides examples of data visualizations that can be highly effective for communicating a clear message.

Tableau’s The Ethics of Visualizing Data on Race is a recorded discussion exploring issues related to data and equity, including data visualization.

We All Count’s Why We Need Intersectionality in Our Demographic Data is a blog that explores how to represent intersectional identities in data visualizations.

Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualization from Urban Institute is a blog with links to several additional resources.

AISP’s Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration provides important considerations for equity across data processes, including guidance for meaningfully engaging affected communities.

Use the Early Learning Network Guide to Center Racial Equity to identify commonly used language that may be problematic and find alternative terms that better align with equitable and inclusive practices.

Equitable Research Communication Guidelines from Child Trends provides five key practices for embedding a racial and ethnic equity lens to communications about data.