Extended Image Description Examples

Dec, 2017

Example 1: Heart and Lung Diagram

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the heart and lungs
Figure 1. Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Description

Making This Image Accessible

This image can be made accessible with an image description or by using a tactile graphic. The choice of modality varies depending on factors such as the information to be conveyed, grade level, student knowledge and experience, and the image itself.

Example 2: Tactile Graphic

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tactile graphic exampleDescription
Figure 2. Tactile Graphic

A tactile graphic allows the image to be interpreted manually.


Image Descriptions

Ideas that work.The DIAGRAM Center is a Benetech initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Cooperative Agreement #H327B100001). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.

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