Publishing has always used illustrations and visual representations to enrich and offer content to readers. Images communicate messages that are essential to understand the sense of a text. However, if they do not have an alternative description, they are completely “silent” for visually impaired readers, thus inaccessible. To allow everyone to access all the contents of a book, the alternative description of the images, which can be read with common assistive technologies, is one of the essential elements.
Writing alternative descriptions is a practice that follows some fundamental rules which can be learned and exercised. Through practical examples the participants of this course will have the chance to understand and put into practice all the techniques to write effective alternative descriptions.
Who is this course for
This course is ideal for the personnel of Editorial teams involved in the management of the images within the publications and work at the design and creation of images, infographics and graphics for paper, digital and the web.
- Which are the different types of images and descriptions;
- General rules to write alternative descriptions;
- How to describe complex images.
Number of participants
Limited to a maximum of 25 persons due the practical setting to ensure proper engagement.
Participants will need:
- A laptop or desktop computer
- Good internet connection
The slides of the course
Meet our trainers
Fondazione LIA’s team has been working side by side with Italian publishers since 2011, sharing a long-term experience in the field of accessible digital publishing. and offers a complete and in-depth training course that provides all the needed knowledge to produce accessible PDF documents and EPUBs with InDesign.
Online – on the Zoom platform
4 hours delivered in 1 session