An Action Plan for Ensuring Accessible Images
An Action Plan for Accessible Images: Practical Solutions for Publishers, Platforms, and Providers, By Lettie Y. Conrad (@lyconrad), Caroline Desrosiers, Hannah F. Heckner, Michelle Urberg / @scholarlykitchn https://t.co/CV1VbY4kKY— Jose Afonso Furtado (@jafurtado) August 9, 2022
Some Quick Tips from the Scholarly Kitchen Post
Recommended Next Steps
- Enlist subject experts — ideally authors — to ensure in-line graphics and image collections include rich descriptive metadata.
- Pivot to inclusive design practices, where the disabled reader experience is an integral part of product design and content development.
- Institute best practices and relevant data standards that encourage and incentivize creating and distributing images with rich descriptions.
- Get a seat at the table in WCAG and other standards groups. This is a key way to both learn about and influence the creation of standards governance, as well as to establish a productive network of colleagues across the supply chain.
- Engage with your disabled readers, customers, authors, and other stakeholders; it is critical to seek direct feedback from disabled users.