Guidance and Methods for Transitioning Written Reports to Digital Interactive Publications

This project will identify the methods, best practices, and guidance for developing interactive and engaging online reports and visualizations through three primary areas: (1) Guidance to develop and write reports for interactive online spaces. (2) Guidance to ensure Section 508 compliance for accessibility for dashboards and interactive online spaces. (3) Guidance to curate a digital archive for public record and disclosure. The results of this research will provide WSDOT with step-by-step guidance to create and maintain engaging interactive reports online that increase overall audience reach, readership and comprehension. Report writers will be able to better identify target audiences and cater to their specific needs using interactive content, visualizations, infographics, and storyboard reporting styles.