Community Co-learning: A Guide to Writing Image Descriptions
Create Accessibility: A Guide to Writing Image Descriptions
Facilitated by Tenaya Fogelman
Thursday June 22nd, 130pm – 430pm
Presented by the Writing Centre and the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University, in collaboration with grunt gallery.
This workshop entails an informative guide to writing image descriptions, and various exercises to begin writing in the form. We’ll go over the fundamentals and review a range of examples. This workshop brings the formality around accessibility into question, by inviting participants to be creative, and opening up how and what we describe for discussion.
Find your image description style and approach accessibility with creativity, in a friendly, low-stakes environment. Expect to learn collaboratively, build confidence in your writing, and add accessibility skills to your toolkit!
About the facilitator:
Tenaya is an interdisciplinary designer and writer, currently studying at emily carr university. She works at the Emily Carr Writing Centre as a Peer tutor, co-facilliatator of the Design Writing Group, and as the event assistant of the On Edge Reading Series. As a part of her work for On Edge, she writes creative image description for every post on the social media account, and creates accessibility directories for in-person events. Her poetry was published in the 2019 emily carr foundation anthology, and she was the image description writer for Henry Tsang’s ebook ‘White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver’.
Transcript and custom captions available soon.