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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 'd link' in the bottom right corner of every graph?

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In the bottom right corner of each graph is something called a d link. The 'd' stands for 'descriptive text' and provides a textual description of the graph for users with visual disabilities. In the next PeriStats release, maps will also include this feature. The incorporation of this functionality, developed by CORDA Technologies, Inc., is part of an effort to make PeriStats compliant with Subsection 508(a)(1) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, which aims to make government technology accessible to users with disabilities.