Accessibility (HTML version)


Area of Focus Requirements Pass?
Organizing Content Content is organized under headings and subheadings Yes
Organizing Content Headings and subheadings are used sequentially (e.g. Heading 1. Heading 2, etc.) as well as logically (if the title if Heading 1 then there should be no other Heading 1 styles as the title is the uppermost level) Yes
Images Images that convey information include Alternative Text (alt-text) descriptions of the image’s content or function Some pass. This is an active area of improvement.
Images Graphs, charts, and maps also include contextual or supporting details in the text surrounding the image Yes
Images Images do not rely exclusively on color to convey information. Yes
Illustrations Illustrations meet contrast and color requirements Yes
Tables Tables include row and column headers Yes
Tables Tables include a title or caption Yes
Tables Tables do not have merged or split cells Yes
Tables Tables have adequate cell padding Yes
Weblinks The weblink is meaningful in context, and does not use generic text such as “click here” or “read more” Yes
Weblinks Weblinks do not open new windows or tabs No
Embedded Multimedia A transcript has been made available for a multimedia resource that includes audio narration or instruction YouTube Transcripts
Embedded Multimedia Captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content are included in the multimedia resource that includes audio synchronized with a video presentation No
Embedded Multimedia Audio descriptions of contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are included in the multimedia resource No
Font Size Font size is 12 point or higher for body text Yes
Font Size Font size is 9 point for footnotes or endnotes Yes
Font Size Font size can be zoomed to 200% Yes


Adapted from Ashok, A. & Wake Hyde, Z. (2019). Accessibility Assessment, Rebus guide to publishing open textbooks (so far). CC BY 4.0 which was adapted from the Checklist for Accessibility in Coolidge, A., Doner, S., Robertson, T., and Gray, J. (2018) BC Campus Accessibility Toolkit, 2nd edition. CC BY 4.0. BC Campus.


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