Accessibility

The web version of Introduction to Genetics has been designed to meet 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. It includes:

  • Easy navigation. This resource has a linked table of contents and uses headings in each chapter to make navigation easy.
  • Accessible videos. All videos in this resource have captions.
  • Accessible images. All images in this resource that convey information have alternative text. Images that are decorative have empty alternative text.
  • Accessible links. All links use descriptive link text.
Accessibility Checklist
Element Requirements Pass?
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 colour 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.) Yes
Tables Tables include row and/or column headers that have the correct scope assigned. 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
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. Yes
Links Links to files include the file type in the link text. Yes
Video All videos include high-quality (i.e., not machine generated) captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content. No
Video All videos with contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are described audibly in the video. Yes
H5P All H5P activities have been tested for accessibility by the H5P team, and passed their testing. Yes
H5P All H5P activities that include images, videos, and/or audio content meet the accessibility requirements for those media types. Yes
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

Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement

Adapted from the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition by BCcampus, licensed under CC-BY.

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Introduction to Genetics by Natasha Ramroop Singh, Thompson Rivers University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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