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Accessibility Statement

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    201910
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    This is LibreTexts adaptation of the Accessibilty Toolkit published by BCampus for Pressbooks OER development.

    LibreTexts and BCcampus Open Education believes that education must be available to everyone which means supporting the creation of free, open, and accessible educational resources. Both organizations are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the textbooks we produce.

    Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

    The web version of the Libretexts Accessibility Toolkit 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
      • images have alt tags
    • Information is not conveyed by color alone.

    The readability tab at the far right has options to help with reading

    • There is an option to increase font size.
    • Margin size can be increased or decreased to make reading more comfortable
    • There is an option to display the text in dark mode and also use the BeeLine Reader to provide an eye-guiding color gradient 

    Other file formats available

    In addition to the web version, this book is available as a PDF and you can generate PDFs of individual pages and chapters. You can also purchase a physical book at our online bookstore. Look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu to select the file type you want. Instructors can also download a Lite Common Cartridge imscc file to link the pages into their LMS. Instructions for this can be found in the LibreTexts Construction Manual.

    This book 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 Work Around
           
           
           

    Accessibility standards

    LibreTexts is committed to ensuring the LibreTexts platform and features are both accessible and usable by students and content authors. To that end, the LibreTexts platform and features are constantly undergoing comprehensive accessibility audit. Results will be used to update the accessibility conformance documentation for the LibreTexts platform and features and create a roadmap to address identified accessibility barriers affecting the LibreTexts platform and features. 

    Our goal is for the LibreTexts platform and features to meet or exceed the Revised 508 Standards and WCAG 2.1 AA. Accessibility conformance documentation is available.  LibreTexts provides a variety of content authoring tools and resources for content authors to develop content that is accessible. However, LibreTexts is not responsible for the accessibility conformance level of specific content contributed by authors. Accessibility related concerns with specific content should be reported to the content author.

    This handbook follows all guidelines in Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility. The development of this toolkit involved working with students with various print disabilities who provided their personal perspectives and helped test the content.

    Let us know if you are having problems accessing this toolkit

    We are always looking for ways to make our resources more accessible. 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 a description of the PDF source you are using.
    • 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

    You can contact us one of the following ways:

    This statement was last updated on March 15, 2024.

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