Thanks Laura. Here’s a related question:

I’m coming across some conflicting information about how to write long descriptions for complex content. Specifically, the Poet tool from Benetech’s Diagram centre ( in some places recommends using bulleted lists when describing complex content such as maps (“Whenever possible, organize the description using bulleted lists and by pulling the most important information to the beginning of the description so students hear it first.”) and complex flow charts (“Describe each section of the flow chart linearly, using nested lists as an organizing tool.”) These quotations are pulled from the Maps -> Political and Flow Charts -> Multiple Start Points examples in the “How to Describe” section of the tool.

From others, I’ve heard that AT doesn’t do well with bulleted lists. So: what is the most up-to-date best practice with regard to using bulleted lists (or not) in long descriptions for exceptionally complex content?

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