Public Groupactive 2 years ago
Imagine studying math or science without being able to see the formulas, graphs, charts and diagrams in your textbooks. That’s one of the challenges faced every day by students who are blind or have a disability that prevents them from reading traditional printed material.
Photo of DIAGRAM Center community at Asilomar conference.
DIAGRAM Center community members at Asilomar Conference in 2012
Many of the challenges of making text accessible have been addressed by the move to eBook publishing and by solutions like our Bookshare library. But people with print disabilities are often still locked out from accessing information related to images. This is due in part to a lack of standards that content publishers and distributors can adhere to, but also because of the cost associated with the human resources and specialized equipment needed to create today’s image alternatives.