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Described is the exciting new image description companion from textBOX. Described provides comprehensive guidelines for content providers to create rich, immersive image descriptions for their visual content.


Described contains a wealth of useful information to help you create high quality image descriptions for your audience:


  • Guidelines for over 175 image types from graphs to graffiti. 

  • Comprehensive walk-throughs for every type of image with hints and tips for creating consistent, high quality descriptions.

  • Annotated sample descriptions.

  • Search for image types by category browsing or keyword search.

  • A complete guide to our focus | LOCUS image description methodology.

  • Informative articles on image description and classification.

  • A glossary of key image description terms.

  • A style guide for the correct use of punctuation and grammar in image descriptions.


Described is the perfect resource for:

  • Publishers and content providers wishing to support the image description work of their authors and in-house editorial and production teams.

  • Faculty and Disability Support Officers who need to create image descriptions for course materials.

  • Web developers seeking to improve the discoverability of their visual content.

Explore Described by clicking on the link below.

Described is available on an annual subscription basis. A standard license provides access for 3 users for 12 months. Further user licenses are available to meet your team's needs.


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If you are interested in making Described available within your company or institution, please contact us at and we will be happy to discuss your needs and purchase options.

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