The DIAGRAM Center has been established by the US Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs) to make it easier, faster, and more cost effective to create and use accessible images so that students with print disabilities have timely access to the information they need. This site has been created to bring the work of the Center to the public. Please refer to our 2012-2015 Goals to learn more about our current work.
DIAGRAM is About...
- Standards - The DIAGRAM Content Model facilitates creation of accessible content when it's needed: at the moment of publication. See also Top Tips for Creating Accessible EPUB 3 Files.
- Tools & Software Development - Poet is our free open-source tool for crowd-sourced image description.
- Training & Outreach - Free quarterly webinars for content creators.
- Research - Cutting-edge research in accessible image creation, access, and delivery.
- Collaboration & Community - Active working groups with top experts across the country. Stay abreast of developments by following our blog.
The Center is managed by Benetech in partnership with the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and the US Fund for DAISY. Benetech is a non-profit organization where the power of the human mind unites with a deep passion for social improvement to create innovative technology solutions which address unmet needs in literacy, human rights, and environmental conservation. NCAM is a non-profit R&D organization dedicated to achieving media access equality for people with disabilities. The DAISY Consortium develops, maintains and promotes international DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Standards. DAISY digital format assists people who, for various reasons, have challenges using regular printed media.
This project is 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.