Describing Images for Enhanced Assessments
Professional Development for Educators
Image Description Examples & Explanations:
- Data tables
- Science Diagrams and Illustrations
- Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Photos and Decorative Illustrations
- Outlines, Tables of Contents and Indexes
- Choice Tree
- Pie chart
- Time line
- Venn diagram
- Line graph
- Explore guidelines for describing STEM images
Research basis for description techniques:The image descriptions included in this website are based on guidelines developed during a four-year of research funded by the National Science Foundation and in collaboration with American Foundation for the Blind, American Printing House for the Blind and Learning Ally. We recommend that you explore the Guidelines for Describing STEM Images in addition to reviewing the examples on this page.
Funding for this project is from the U.S. Department of Education to the Utah State Office of Education under Grant Award #S368A090019. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the project team and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education.