December 11, 2017

Accessibility: University of Michigan Library Launches Visual Resources Kit

From From the University of Michigan Library and Press:

With the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the U-M Library and Press have released a new collection of resources that will support the efforts of authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations seeking to make their publications and collections more accessible to people with visual impairments and other print disabilities.

This collection of resources, Describing Visual Resources Toolkit, includes contributions from experts in publishing, art history, and visual and disability studies seeking to address the challenges of incorporating visuals descriptions into scholarly publications.

Descriptions of visual resources are a crucial component of accessible digital publications, says Stephanie Rosen, accessibility specialist at the U-M Library. “They afford access to the important information contained in images for the many people with disabilities that affect reading, and for all the technologies that interact with publications when indexing, searching, or converting text to speech.

Direct to Describing Visual Resources Toolkit

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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