The World Bank is holding a competition for Web developers to create interactives making the World Bank data more accessible. They have received an amazing number of these online apps, and will soon be inviting the public to vote for which ones are the best.
You can see all the submissions at Apps For Development. I’m not sure how many, if any, are accessible to English Language Learners, but I haven’t checked them all out and, in fact, have barely scratched the surface.
Better World Flux is one that’s getting a fair amount of attention. It’s particularly attractive since users can quickly create their own visualizations with the app and share them with others.
I’ll continue to explore them and post about any ones that stand out. If you find any that are particularly accessible to ELL’s, please leave a comment.
In the meantime, I’m adding Better World Flux to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.