[bksvol-discuss] Re: Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 360 Degree Review

  • From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:35:18 -0700

Judy, thank you for this explanation, but could someone give me a real live 
example? I suppose that the comparison would be like "sidebars" that appear in 
books that use a phrase already given in the body of the text.  But what sort 
of image would be employed in a book?


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Judy s. 
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  Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 1:25 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Full Inclusion: Image Description Protocols in 
360 Degree Review

  I believe the image descriptions Scott is talking about are for NIMAC sourced 
textbooks. smile. So they're looking for descriptions for a totally different 
purpose, to make sure that information that's contained in the image and not in 
the text, is available to the student, and the description guidelines are 
related to that.

  A lot of the images that are in the textbooks are just there to make a page 
of text 'prettier' to a sighted viewer, and aren't even really related to the 
text. It's sort of like adding a parsley garnish to a plate of food.  The 
parsley isn't intended for eating and doesn't add anything to the flavor, size, 
texture or smell of the meal.  It's totally optional and just there to draw a 
sighted person's eye to the plate and give a visual cue that sighted diners may 
find pleasant. smile.

  Judy s.
  Susan Lumpkin wrote: 
    Hi Lori,

    I surely do hope you're incorrect because, if so, several of us, both 
sighted and blind, have spent a great deal of time either describing or editing 
descriptions of pictures in detail in such things as figures in a history book 
or landscapes in a nonfiction work or especially pictures in Children's books!


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