Accessibility Statement

Assessibility Statement for this Pressbooks Resource

We are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the textbooks we produce.

Accessibility features of the web version for this resource

The web version of Introduction to Classical Chinese 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, tables, and images have been designed to work with screen readers
  • It has the option to increase font size (see tab on top right of screen).

Other file formats available

In addition to the web version, this book is available in PDF format. You can access the downloadable file type at the bottom of the front cover.

Known accessibility issues and areas for improvement

While we strive to ensure that this textbook is as accessible and as usable as possible, we might not always get it right. Any issues we identify will be listed below.

Element Requirements  
License Must be a Creative Commons license, except no derivative conditions. Yes
Formats Book should be public

download files must be available: editable (XHTML, XML, common cartridge, or ODT), (PDF or EPUB) formats





Cover and Metadata The following fields in the Book Information section in the dashboard must be completed:

o   Title

o   Short description

o   Long description

o   Basic contributor info: author, editor, reviewer, contributor, etc.

o   License

o   Publication date

o   Subject

Include cover image

Editing OER must be copy edited Yes
Peer-review OER must be peer-reviewed

OER must contain a review statement

Accessibility OER should be built with accessibility and inclusive design and mind – see our Accessibility Best Practices from TSP and recommendations below

OER must contain an accessibility statement, for which the OER must have been reviewed using the Accessibility Checklist



Front matter required:

  1. Introduction
  2. Acknowledgements


  1. What is an open textbook or OER?
  2. How to access and use this OER?
  3. Dedication
  4. Preface
  5. Praise for the OER
Back matter Required:

  1. About the contributors
  2. Accessibility assessment
  3. Review statement
  4. Version history


  1. Feedback and suggestions
  2. Adoption for
  3. Licensing and attribution information
  4. Glossary
  5. Appendix/templates
Headings Content is organized under headings and subheadings that are used sequentially. Yes
Images Images that convey information include alternative text descriptions. These descriptions are provided in the alt text field, in the surrounding text, or linked to as a long description. Yes
Images Images and text do not rely on color to convey information. Yes
Images Images that are purely decorative or are already described in the surrounding text contain empty alternative text descriptions. (Descriptive text is unnecessary if the image doesn’t convey contextual content information.) N/A
Tables Tables include row and/or column headers that have the correct scope assigned. N/A
Tables Tables include a title or caption. N/A
Tables Tables do not have merged or split cells. Yes
Tables Tables have adequate cell padding. Yes
Links The link text describes the destination of the link. Yes
Links Links do not open new windows or tabs. If they do, a textual reference is included in the link text. N/A
Links Links to files include the file type in the link text. N/A
Audio All audio content includes a transcript that includes all speech content and relevant descriptions of non-speech audio and speaker names/headings where necessary. N/A
Video All videos include high-quality (i.e., not machine generated) captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content. N/A
Video All videos with contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are described audibly in the video. N/A
H5P All H5P activities have been tested for accessibility by the H5P team and have passed their testing. N/A
H5P All H5P activities that include images, videos, and/or audio content meet the accessibility requirements for those media types. N/A
Formulas Formulas have been created using LaTeX and are rendered with MathJax. N/A
Formulas If LaTeX is not an option, formulas are images with alternative text descriptions. N/A
Font Font size is 12 point or higher for body text. Yes
Font Font size is 9 point for footnotes or endnotes. Yes
Font Font size can be zoomed to 200% in the webbook or eBook formats. Yes

Accessibility standards

The web version of this resource has been designed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA.

Let us know if you are having problems accessing this textbook

We are always looking for how we can make our resources more accessible. If you are having 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 page description
  • 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 screenreader

This statement was last updated on January 28, 2024



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Introduction to Classical Chinese Copyright © 2024 by Andrew Schonebaum; Anthony George; David Lattimore; Hu Hsiao-chen; Judith Zeitlin; Kong Mei; Liu Lening; Margaret Baptist Wan; Patrick Hanan; Paul Rouzer; Regina Llamas; Shang Wei; and Xiaofei Tian is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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