Arts Organization Resources

Promoting Reuse of Existing Description

Use the description you already develop to support accessible publishing. If you develop and maintain language describing the visual resources to which you hold or manage the rights, you can promote the accessibility of those visual resources by supplying descriptive language when responding to requests to reproduce visual resources.

Incorporating Image Accessibility into Editorial Processes

Promote effective and accessible use of visual resources. Editorial processes and policies can be used to promote the effective and accessible use of visual resources at every stage — from manuscript submission, to editing, to peer review.

Resources for Accessible Publishing

Learn how and why to adopt accessible publishing practices in your organization. Several initiatives have created resources to advance more accessible publishing practices, and excellent resources are freely available online.


Learn why we need accessible digital publications for people with print disabilities and how this project developed.


Understand the technical components of visual resources in digital publications and how users with print disabilities access them. Where print works have only the text and the visual resource, digital publications have additional, hidden text associated with images and accessed via specialized technology.