From: Madeleine Rothberg <madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>
To: Madeleine Rothberg <madeleine_rothberg@wgbh.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:33:23 -0500
Subject: [UACCESS-L] Free Training on Description of Science Images from WGBH

The WGBH National Center for Accessible Media is offering additional dates for our web-based training on "Effective Practices for Description of Science Content Within Digital Talking Books." We are offering free online training on the dates listed below. In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering training in person at the CSUN Conference on March 26th for those attending the conference.

The guidelines cover description of a variety of information types, including bar charts, line graphs, Venn diagrams, tables, pie charts, flow charts and complex diagrams and illustrations. A resource section is also included, providing links to many organizations, tools and standards which all contribute to generating more accessible STEM materials. The guidelines are available online at:
http://ncam.wgbh.org/experience_learn/educational_media/stemdx

Our CSUN presentation is session BLV-2015, Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:20 - 10:20 AM PST in Room Emma AB. You can save a seat at the session once you are registered for the conference.

The free webinars last an hour and a half, and offer the same training at each session. (It is not a multi-part course.) You can register for the time most convenient for you by sending an email to stemdescription@wgbh.org

Training times are:

  • Wednesday, February 10th, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, US Eastern time
  • Thursday, March 11th, 12 noon to 1:30 pm, US Eastern time
  • Wednesday, April 7th, 2 pm to 3:30 pm, US Eastern time

Additional dates will be offered later in 2010. These sessions are available at no cost thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation (grant #0833608).

Webcontent.gov has a new entry on

Thoroughly Modern Multimedia: Make Your Videos, Audio Files, Podcasts, and Other Multimedia Section 508 Compliant and Accessible-- this should be helpful as we move into Facebook and other multimedia best practices.