Accessibility Statement

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of Using OER Textbooks: Student Guide 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
PDF version (Print & Digital) PDF is auto-generated by Pressbooks, and may not meet all accessibility guidelines As soon as possible
  • Use web version of text
  • Some features have been added using Adobe Acrobat Pro to attempt to improve overall file
Embedded YouTube videos Videos may be auto-captioned by their creators. Videos will not normally have descriptive captions As alternatives are available
  • Effort has been made to select videos with accurate captions
  • Alternatives will be added when posisble

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 17, 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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