Talk: Describing Your Universe

When:  Apr 27, 2023 from 16:00 to 17:00 (UTC)

Talk: Describing Your Universe

Guest Speakers: 

Kimberly Kowal Arcand, PhD (she/her)

Visualization Scientist & Emerging Tech Lead
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

J.J. Hunt, Audio Description Specialist,  Narrator and Writer

Christine Malec,  Audio Editor Consultant, Writer

To create a more accessible and inclusive experience of NASA space imagery, a unique approach has been developed to describe the nature and complexity of NASA visualizations for people who are blind or low vision: extended visual descriptions.  We will discuss what visual descriptions are and how they are currently being used for representing data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.  We will explore how to integrate verbal explanations of the scientific phenomena along with descriptions of what the visual viewer was seeing in the presented imagery to create a more accessible, cohesive package.  

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