Meeting Archive:
How to Describe Complex Images for Accessibility

Meeting Description:
Hosted by Bryan Gould of the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media, "How to Describe Complex Images for Accessibility" will take novice and experienced image description writers alike through concrete examples of the kinds of images you encounter and how to handle them.  Special attention will be given to the tools being created by the OSEP-funded DIAGRAM Center to facilitate image description.

Topics covered in this free webinar will include:
* How to write descriptions
* STEM description guidelines
* Common types of complex images and how to handle them
* How to handle illustrations and cartoons
* Adding image description to digital media
* DIAGRAM tools for making it easy to create image descriptions
* Alternatives: Recorded, tactile, haptic, and smart images

A recording of the session, along with the slides, will be made available after the session at
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Julie Noblitt
 Presenter Information
Bryan Gould
Bryan Gould is the Project Manager of NCAM's Effective Practices for Describing Science Content within Digital Talking Books project. He is also providing text and audio descriptions for science-based multimedia within WGBH's Teachers' Domain digital library. Mr. Gould also works with WGBH's Descriptive Video Service (DVS) and has developed audio descriptions for hundreds of TV shows, films and other projects. He edited the current DVS style guidelines and served as DVS's Operations Manager. He continues to participate in focus groups with blind and visually impaired consumers and to train new describers.

Bryan holds a BA from Syracuse University and an MA from the University of Massachusetts, both in American History and joined the Media Access Group in 1996.