Chess can be handled as a FEN diagram as you noted. Music is still beyond us. Scott From: "Homme, James" <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> Reply-To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 04:26:14 -0800 To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360 Degree Review Hi, In this vein, I know of two books, both Publisher Quality, that depend on image descriptions to make much of the content meaningful. One is a book about chess. The other is a book, in which the images are probably music of some sort, because it is a book about jazz piano. How should these be handled? Thanks. Jim From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Rains Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 11:47 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360 Degree Review Volunteers, Back at the end of 2010 I began alerting everyone on the list to the fact that my visible involvement here would diminish. You have all observed how the community has risen to the that as an opportunity to provide more peer mentoring and support. And, of course, you have noted how active Mayrie has become. Thank you Mayrie! One of the projects that has been maturing over that period is image description for books in our collection. Last weekend several of you rallied to tag images in books which is the first step toward image description. I have attached the list of books currently needing this work for any who want to contribute. The new development is that we now have a piece of the image description project that can only move forward with input from users. I need the help of blind members and volunteers to review and comment on the proposed Tip List for image describers. (Context in the Image Description Process) The purpose of the list is to help describers determine if an image even requires a description. The presuppositions to writing the actual description are these: Remember you’re not describing what the image looks like. You’re providing the information presented in the image in the most efficient and accessible way. ?Brevity o Don’t make the description unnecessarily long. ?Data o The description should focus on data and not the appearance. ?Clarity o If the reader needs to read a description several times because it is poorly written or is presented in a confusing manner, it is not accessible. o ?Organization o Lists and tables provide speedy and independent access to data that is unavailable through traditional linear, narrative descriptions. Your feedback on the presuppositions and attached Tip Sheet would be appreciated. Keep in mind that the image descriptions done in this new process are not inserted into the text enclosed in square like before. These descriptions are embedded in the code and must be turned on to be read. Thanks for your continued help. Scott Rains ________________________________ This e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior permission. The views expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily represent the views of Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries, or affiliates.