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New Expanded Image Description Guidelines Now Available

2015 July 31
by Amaya Webster

The DIAGRAM Center has long sought to break down the barriers in education caused by inaccessible images by creating tools like Poet, MathML Cloud, and the Accessible Image Sample Book. Now, in partnership with the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM), we have created a new resource: DIAGRAM Image Description Guidelines 2015.

With more than 70 pages of image description guidance, the new Guidelines include best practices for describing a wide range of image types, including art, photos, cartoons, chemistry, mathematics, maps, and much more.

The Word document has been posted to the DIAGRAM web site home page and on the Poet information page, and we are in the process of creating an HTML version as well in order to facilitate navigation and discoverability of this resource. We will send out an announcement as soon as the web version of the Guidelines goes live. In the meantime, you are welcome to download the Word version and share with colleagues. Enjoy!


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