[nobe-l] STEM Image Description for Digital TalkingBooks (fwd)

Chun Chao zeronecc at charter.net
Sun Mar 29 03:47:31 UTC 2009

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>From: Bryan Gould <bryan_gould at wgbh.org>
>The WGBH National Center for Accessible Media announces 
>research-based Guidelines for Describing STEM Images for use within 
>Digital Talking Books.
>These guidelines are the result of a seminal effort, funded by the 
>National Science Foundation, to develop recommended practices for 
>descriptions of science, technology, engineering and math images 
>within digital talking books (DTBs). The work was jointly undertaken 
>by leading organizations that pioneered description for visually 
>impaired users and are currently shaping national policy and 
>practices for the provision of accessible materials in electronic formats.
>NCAM staff will be providing training for implementing these STEM 
>Description Guidelines at conferences and through webinars. If you 
>or your organization would like to participate in a webinar, please 
>contact Bryan Gould, bryan_gould at wgbh.org
>Thank you to the many, many of you who participated in this project 
>during the research phase and to those of you who have expressed 
>interest in the outcome. Implementing the recommendations provided 
>in these Guidelines will be a significant step in providing 
>independent access to STEM material for students and professionals.
>Thank you,
>Bryan Gould
>Media Access Group
>Descriptive Video Service
>Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media
>WGBH Educational Foundation
>One Guest Street
>Boston, MA 02135
>bryan_gould at wgbh.org
>617 300-3472
>**This is not SPAM. If you received this email in error, I 
>apologize. This will be the only "mass email" that will be sent 
>regarding the STEM Description Guidelines.**
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