The Australian and New Zealand Accessible Graphics Group (ANZAGG) is a standing subcommittee of the Round Table.
Accessible graphics are those which can be accessed by people with a print disability. Methods to make graphics accessible may include clear print enlargement, tactile graphics, descriptions, 3D printing, image recognition software, haptics, audio labels, sonification and refreshable graphic displays.
ANZAGG serves as a forum for sharing views and information about accessible graphics. It is open to anyone in Australia and New Zealand with an interest in accessible graphics – consumers, producers, teachers, disability support staff, parents, producers of print graphics, and more.
The ANZAGG’s Terms of Reference (.doc) were adopted in October 2015 and are currently under review.
ANZAGG is forming working groups to discuss and investigate areas of specific interest. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute to one of the following areas:
- best practice for teaching tactile graphicacy
- setting up a shared repository of tactile graphics masters
- standards and guidelines for tactile graphics production
The 2017 meeting of ANZAGG was held in Perth on Monday 8 May. Please refer to the 2017 ANZAGG Meeting Minutes for details and reports.
The first meeting of ANZAGG was held on Sunday 15 May 2016 as part of the Round Table Conference in Melbourne. Please refer to the 2016 ANZAGG Meeting notes for details.
Accessible Graphics listserv
The Accessible Graphics listserv is the group’s main communication channel. It is a great place to keep up with the latest news relating to accessible graphics and to ask questions of fellow experts.
To join the list, send an email from your preferred account to email@example.com with “subscribe” in the subject field.
Alternatively, visit the list page at http://www.freelists.org/list/accessiblegraphics. Under “choose an action”, select “subscribe”.
To post to the list, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANZAGG facebook group
Links to news items and websites relating to accessible graphics are shared regularly in the ANZAGG facebook group. It is also an open forum for questions and contributions.
Information and Resources
- Guidelines on Conveying Visual Information (2005) – guidelines published by the Round Table, offering suggestions and examples of ways in which non-textual information can be presented in a format accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired. Available for free download as e-text, print or braille.
- Best practice guidelines for production of accessible graphics – Links to guidelines on production of tactile graphics, tactile books for young children, diagram descriptions, 3D printed models, and teaching tactile graphicacy.
- Accessible graphics repositories – Sources of master diagrams for the production of tactile graphics and 3D printed models.
- 3D printing for vision impaired students – An introductory guide with information about 3D printing, advantages and disadvantages for use, where to find existing models and how to design your own.
Last updated: May 18, 2017 at 21:41 pm