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Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media.
Visual literacy skills equip a learner to understand and analyze the contextual, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, intellectual, and technical components involved in the production and use of visual materials.
In an interdisciplinary, higher education environment, a visually literate individual is able to:
There are many ways of looking at visual literacy. The Visual Literacy Array below provides a map of the ACRL’s Visual Literacy Standards: