New Expanded Image Description Guidelines

The DIAGRAM Center has been working hard to break down the barriers in education caused by inaccessible images. Collaborative efforts have resulted in tools such as Poet, MathML Cloud, and the Accessible Image Sample Book. Poet, the open source image description tool allows anyone to attach image descriptions to DAISY books. Volunteers have now written more than 40,000 image descriptions for DAISY books using Poet.

A new resource, DIAGRAM Image Description Guidelines 2015 is now available. These new Guidelines include best practices for describing a wide range of image types, including art, photos, cartoons, chemistry, mathematics, maps, and much more.

The Guidelines (Word document) have been posted to the DIAGRAM website home page.