Accessibility Statement

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of Enhanced Introductory College Chemistry has been designed with accessibility in mind by incorporating the following features:

  • It has been optimized for people who use screen-reader technology.
    • content can be navigated using a keyboard.
    • links, headings, and tables are formatted to work with screen readers.
    • Complex equations are rendered by MathJax for improved accessibility
  • All images in this OER are described fully in the text, alt-tag or in an image description section for complex images.
    • Due to the complex nature of chemistry images and diagrams, alt text description may be longer than anticipated.  This allows for full description of the information being conveyed by image/size/colour/labels.
    • If there are errors or concerns, please contact OER[at]
  • Information is not conveyed by colour, bold or italics alone.
  • Pressbooks has built in features such as the ability to change font size.

Other file formats available

This book is also available in PDF formats that you may save, print, access offline or use with internet access. See Accessing and Using Enhanced Introductory College Chemistry for full details and links.

Efforts have been made to improve the user experience in all formats – if you encounter any access issues or barriers, please connect with your professor.

Known accessibility issues and areas for improvement

This book’s adapters have attempted to improve upon existing features from the original sources and improve these materials for all users.

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. If you encounter issues with this text, please notify your Professor.

List of Known Accessibility Issues
Location of Issue Need for Improvement Timeline Work Around
Chapter Review Pages throughout book Questions/answers may not be optimized in ordered lists due to limitations of the footnote tool. unknown Ordered lists have been used when possible. Some footnote/answers will read as a sentence with answers.
Math operators such as − (minus) Due to the large variety of sources, there may be inconsistencies in the use of dash – or negative −, and other math operators in HTML. as found Replacing standard characters with math operators whenever possible/as identified.
Superscript & Subscript Some screenreaders may not correctly read out sub or superscript numbers/etc. unknown Students should consult their adaptive technologist or accessibility advisor and explore settings to enable their software to identify and read characters / math correctly.

Accessibility standards

The web version of this resource has been designed to meet AODA requirements, along with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA. In addition, it follows all guidelines in Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition.

This statement was last updated on February 28, 2023.

Attribution & References

This information was adapted from “Accessibility statement” In Pressbooks Guide by BCcampus , licensed under CC BY 4.0. / Adapted to match the current OER with relevant deficiencies noted.


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