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October 2013 DIAGRAM Training & Outreach Update

2013 October 31
by jnoblitt

“Office Hours with the Image Description Experts”
Accessible-image experts Bryan Gould, Geoff Freed, and Madeleine Rothberg of WGBH’s National Center at Accessible Media (NCAM) held a special session on Thursday October 24 to answer participants’ toughest questions about how to handle complex image descriptions such as scientific textbook images, maps, cartoons, mathematical equations, and graphs. We asked participants to send in their hardest images, and did they ever! To see them, download the slides here. A closed-captioned recording will be posted on the DIAGRAM Webinars page in the near future.

Outreach Working Group Update
The next meeting of the Outreach Working Group will take place in November 2013 on a date to be determined. Discussion is expected to focus on how to do better outreach to people and organizations that could benefit from using DIAGRAM-developed tools such as Poet. Please contact Outreach Working Group Chair Julie Noblitt at julien [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information or have ideas for discussion at our next quarterly meeting in November.

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