Hearing Differences in Power BI

David Eldersveld shows us one technique for adding a sound component to your Power BI dashboard:

Data sonification uses variations in audio to hear differences in data values. From an accessibility standpoint, data sonification offers another potential avenue to enrich your reports beyond methods pertaining to data visualization.

There are a few pieces that need to be assembled to enable data sonification that works in both Power BI Desktop and Service. While, audio has been used in the Power BI Service for awhile, Power BI Desktop has been silent until now. This post attempts to show how to produce audio tones in Power BI for greater accessibility. It also demonstrates how to blend data with a standard range of audio pitches.

It’s an interesting idea.

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