[Athen] Guide to Writing Alt Text
Castiglione, Deb A
deb.castiglione at cengage.com
Mon Apr 2 07:30:13 PDT 2018
I am familiar with them, but had not thought to bring them to the attention of my colleagues. Thank you for the reminder!
We are in the process of drafting guidelines, but I know you all on this list are actually in the field writing alt text and know best what the students want/need.
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Are you familiar with the Image Description guidelines put out by the Diagram Center and NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media)? They are available at http://diagramcenter.org/table-of-contents-2.html
Good luck – such a challenge with complex higher ed subjects!
Associate Dean, Accessibility and Usability
MIT Office of Undergraduate Education
77 Mass. Ave. 7-143
Cambridge MA 02139
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I’ve been off the list for a bit, moving and changing jobs. My employer has changed, but not my basic role – striving for universally designed and accessible learning experiences in higher ed.
I’d love to work with individuals on this list, so that we can fulfill learners’ needs and eliminate potential barriers. I hope to develop some long-term partnerships.
I don’t want to tie up the listserv, so please email me off list with thoughts and information that you feel would help to serve your learners better and create more universally designed and accessible learning experiences.
Speaking of… does anyone have a good guide/guidelines to writing alt text for higher education that they would be willing to share?
What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014).
Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
Learning Center of Excellence
5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
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