[Athen] Graphing functions

Noble,Stephen L. steve.noble at louisville.edu
Wed Sep 18 12:08:47 PDT 2019

You may want to look at NWEA Image Description Guidelines for Assessments<https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2017/06/Image-Description-Guidelines-for-Assessments-2017.pdf>. The point in these guidelines is how to describe various types of content without clueing the answer. There is a section on graphs.

On the automated front, the Desmos graphing calculator<https://learn.desmos.com/accessibility> provides audio tracing of graphs, which is another method of providing access.

Although it is no longer being updated the Math Description Engine<https://prime.jsc.nasa.gov/mde/> that is part of MathTrax will create automated text descriptions of graphs which you can copy and paste.

--Steve Noble

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Hi all,

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on Math accessibility, and could use a little help. I have some Math instructors who are trying to create handouts and we’ve run into a snag with graphs of functions. Normally my recommendation would be to describe the graph/function using points, what the lines are doing visually, etc. However, the answer that I received from instructors was if we describe the graph that way, it would give the answer away.

Are there other recommendations for describing the graph, or graphing tools?

Rachel Ford

Web Accessibility Manager

Henry Ford College

5101 Evergreen Road

Dearborn, Michigan 48128

313-317-1541 (Office)

raford3 at hfcc.edu<mailto:raford3 at hfcc.edu>


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