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Visuals to text

Individual course

This course teaches you how to make your visual information more accessible by changing it to text.

Course contents

The course covers the basic principles and methods of translating visual information into text. Both human-led methods and automatic technologies are introduced, including audio/video description, automatic image/video captioning and alternative texts.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will

  • know the basic principles of visuals-to-text translation.
  • understand differences between human and machine-produced methods and descriptions.
  • have basic knowledge of how to produce alternative texts to images and videos.

Course material

All materials can be found from Digicampus Moodle. The course key is ”20methods21”.

Completion methods

Independent assignments and final essay. The course can be completed at your own pace.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

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Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Pauliina Baltzar, Doctoral researcher
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of accessibility, for example the course Fundamentals of accessibility
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