Accessibility Statement

The University of Windsor is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The University of Windsor and eCampusOntario are partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AAPartially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Two technologies used with this PressBook include PressBooks and YuJa Video Enterprise Platform.  Access to their accessibility information is contained in the links below:

While we attempt to make all elements of this resource conform with international accessibility guidelines, we must acknowledge a few accessibility issues:

  • Some external resources may not conform with accessibility guidelines.
  • The heading order for some headings do not conform to logical heading order.
  • The colour contrast on the Pressbooks Theme Malala header and footer does not meet guidelines, and there is a redundant link in the footer.
  • Previous and Next page buttons are difficult to find and the use of orange text over a dark blue background is not optimal.
  • Not all videos contain descriptive audio.

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of Indigenous Lifeways in Canadian Business has been designed with accessibility in mind by incorporating the following features:

  • Links to other pages of the site will always open in the current window (unless otherwise noted).  If pages do open in another window, text will be displayed clearly for the page or for the individual link.
  • Use your screen reader’s list headings feature to navigate through the headings within the content of a page.
  • All content can be navigated using a keyboard
  • Links, headings, and tables are formatted to work with screen readers
  • Use the Previous and Next links found at the bottom of each page to navigate through the sequence of pages on the site. To access these links most easily, use your screen reader’s landmarks list to navigate to the content info region, then press Shift+Tab to back up to the Next links.
  • Depending on the operating system and browser being used, font size can be adjusted by pressing a key combination including the plus (+) and minus (-) keys. On Windows systems, the key combination is typically “Ctrl +” and on Mac, it is “Command +”.
  • Alt text has been provided for images that are not decorative
  • Where possible, document structures have been used throughout (e.g. headings, bullets) and have been built logically to make it easier for screen readers to detect how to interpret
  • Links have been designed to convey clear and accurate information about the destination.
  • Any tables (if used) are to display data and contain header information
  • Colour is not used to convey information unless an alternative means to do so has been provided
  • Videos developed for this project contain closed captioning and also offer downloadable transcripts

Other file formats available

In addition to the web version, this book is available in a number of file formats including PDF, EPUB (for eReaders), and various editable files. Here is a link to where you can download this book in another file format. Look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu to select the file type you want.

This book may contain links to a number of external websites. For those using a print copy of this resource, the link text is underlined, and you can find the web addresses for all links in the back matter of the book.

Known accessibility issues and areas for improvement

While we strive to ensure that this resource is as accessible and usable as possible, we might not always get it right. Any issues we identify will be listed below. There are currently no known issues.

List of Known Accessibility Issues
Location of issue Need for improvement Timeline Workaround

Let us know if you are having problems accessing this toolkit

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Indigenous Lifeways in Canadian Business PressBook. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers.  If you have problems accessing this resource, please contact us to let us know so we can fix the issue.

Please include the following information:

  • The location of the problem by providing a web address or page description
  • A description of the problem
  • The computer, software, browser, and any assistive technology you are using that can help us diagnose and solve your issue
    • e.g., Windows 10, Google Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.181), NVDA screen reader


This statement was last updated on Feb. 28, 2022.

This accessibility statement has been adapted from the following resources: Understanding Document Accessibility by The Chang School, (Ryerson University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted), Microsoft’s page for document accessibility,  and BC Campus Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition.


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Indigenous Lifeways in Canadian Business-ECO Copyright © 2022 by Russell Evans; Michael Mihalicz; and Maureen Sterling is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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