User Policies and Guidelines

8 Accessibility

Pressbooks features and outputs are designed to support accessibility. Pressbooks is committed to making its code and user interface comply with WCAG 2.0 (level AA) standards, and it is developing additional tools to help authors maximize the accessibility of published work.

Use this short checklist to make sure your book is optimized for accessibility. This guidance is based on the excellent accessibility resources created by the University of British Columbia. The University of Minnesota has also developed a suite of resources to maximize accessibility for digital projects.

  • Use headings to structure text
  • Write meaningful hyperlinks (not “click here”)
  • Include alt-text for all uploaded images
  • Include transcripts for uploaded media
  • Use a readable font size
  • Use high-contrast colors

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