Accessibility Checklist

Following the accessibility standards that Rebus Community is establishing for the creation of open textbooks and other OER, Rebus Community Reports has been produced in accordance with this ethos in mind.

Below is a summary of the key areas that have been assessed for accessibility during the production process. The checklist has been drawn from the BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit. While a checklist such as this is just one part of a holistic approach to accessibility, it is one way to begin our work on embedded good accessibility practices in the books we support.

Accessibility Checklist

Checklist for Accessibility in Webbook
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 is 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 not applicable
Images Graphs, charts, and maps also include contextual or supporting details in the text surrounding the image not applicable
Images Images do not rely on colour to convey information not applicable
Images Images that are purely decorative contain empty alternative text descriptions. (Descriptive text is unnecessary if the image doesn’t convey contextual content information) not applicable
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 yes
Weblinks If weblinks must open in a new window, a textual reference is included in the link information not applicable
Embedded Multimedia A transcript has been made available for a multimedia resource that includes audio narration or instruction not applicable
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 not applicable
Embedded Multimedia Audio descriptions of contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are included in the multimedia resource not applicable
Formulas Formulas have been created using MathML not applicable
Formulas Formulas are images with alternative text descriptions, if MathML is not an option not applicable
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



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