Accessibility Statement

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of Communication Essentials for College has been designed with accessibility in mind by incorporating the following features:

  • It has been optimized for people who use screen-reader technology.
    • all content can be navigated using a keyboard.
    • links, headings, and tables are formatted to work with screen readers.
  • All images in this guide are described fully in the text, alt-tag or in an image description section for complex images.
  • Information is not conveyed by colour 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.

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
Sections 3.5 & 7.3 Visual representation of editing markup in writing samples uses colour and graphics to demonstrate necessary changes/editing. On going Recommended code added, text description of changes added. Work on going.
APA formatted references (throughout the book) APA references require the location of resources to be listed as a full URL Wait for APA update Reference entry URLs are not “linked” but the full URL is listed in text. Plan to optimize using tagging for next update.
Video Captioning All videos have accessible CC & transcripts via YouTube or other provider, but may not have transcripts that fully describe non-speech content. Current provisions meet AODA requirements.
PDF version of book PDF version of book may not be fully accessible, as it was generated using Pressbooks export. Text versions of interactive activities added. Work on-going.

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 January 3, 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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Accessibility Statement Copyright © 2022 by Jen Booth, Emily Cramer & Amanda Quibell, Georgian College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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