Visual Literacy provides the strategies to observe, to analyze, to interpret, and to understand visible actions, objects, and symbols, along with the abilities to think, communicate, and create visually. These essential competencies are fundamental to the twentieth first-century learner, worker and citizen.
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In the past several years, organizations including the American College Research Libraries, College Arts Association, Visual Resource Association, and National Association for Media Literacy Education have developed, endorsed, and adopted visual and media literacy standards for higher education.