Hi Scott, WBGH has guidance for image description. You may also get some help from Learning Ally and the W3c. Thanks. Jim From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Rains Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 3:38 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360 Degree Review Hi Lori, Yes, these are instructions specifically for describing images in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) textbooks. Charts, graphs, maps, equations - that sort of thing. Thee sort of graphics described here: https://diagram-center.herokuapp.com/help/DescriptionGuidance.html Scott From: Lori Castner <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Reply-To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 11:01:32 -0700 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, Scott, I have not really followed this thread since I am unable to participate in describing images, being totally blind. However, one sentence in your email caught my attention: "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" Apparently, images to be described are things like bar graphs and charts in books, not pictures (such as historical figures in a history book or landscapes in a nonfiction work or especially pictures in Children's books?? Am I correct? Lori C. . ----- Original Message ----- From: Scott Rains<mailto:scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 8:46 AM 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 Don't make the description unnecessarily long. Data The description should focus on data and not the appearance. Clarity 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. Organization 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.