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Accessibility of This Resource
The web version of this resource Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Physical Geography, Second Edition 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 math equations. Many of the equations in this resource have been written in LaTeX and rendered with MathJax, which makes them accessible to people using screen readers that are set up to read MathML.
- 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.
|Content is organized under headings and subheadings that are used sequentially.
|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.
|Images and text do not rely on colour to convey information.
|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.)
|Tables include row and/or column headers that have the correct scope assigned.
|Tables include a title or caption.
|Tables do not have merged or split cells.
|Tables have adequate cell padding.
|The link text describes the destination of the link.
|Links do not open new windows or tabs. If they do, a textual reference is included in the link text.
|Links to files include the file type in the link text.
|All videos include high-quality (i.e., not machine generated) captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content.
|All videos with contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are described audibly in the video.
|All H5P activities have been tested for accessibility by the H5P team and have passed their testing.
|All H5P activities that include images, videos, and/or audio content meet the accessibility requirements for those media types.
|Formulas have been created using LaTeX and are rendered with MathJax.
|If LaTeX is not an option, formulas are images with alternative text descriptions.
|Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.
|Font size is 9 point for footnotes or endnotes.
|Font size can be zoomed to 200% in the webbook or eBook formats.
Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement
- Some tables use merged cells but they have been structured to work properly with screen readers.
- These videos do not have edited closed captions or transcripts. As such, they are not accessible to all students and alternatives may need to be found.
- Orienting a map to the landscape by Trail magazine.
- New ONLINE Google Earth: Web-Based Google Earth by Technology for Teachers and Students
- What Is Groundwater? by KQED QUEST
- Have you drunk DINOSAUR PEE? by Cisco Torres and Harrison Dreves, posted by CuriousMinds
- It’s called groundwater! by ProvinceofBC
- Sacagawea Glacier, Wind River Range Wyoming Survival by Mauri Pelto
- These videos do not have edited closed captions, but they have transcripts available as Word, ODT and PDF files:
- 1 Introduction to Pacific Spirit Forest Tour along Spanish Trail by Hewitt Lab
- 2. Video in Hardwood forest, Pacific Spirit_Stop 1 by Hewitt Lab
- UBC GEOB 102 TA Interprets the Forest Structure and Signs of Change by Hewitt Lab
- Dendrochronology: A tool to date past disturbance events by Hewitt Lab
- 3. Video on the Boardwalk of Spanish Trail by Hewitt Lab
- 4. Video Entering the Neede-leaf (Conifer) Forest by Hewitt Lab
- Video in the Needle-leaf Forest, Stop 2 by Hewitt Lab
- Needleleaf Forest, Pacific Spirit, June 2020 by Hewitt Lab
- Stop 1 Introduction by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 2: Munson Mountain by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 3:Giants Head by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 4: A Glacial Erratic by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 5:Till by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 6: Glacial Lake Penticton from the KVR by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 7: Weathering by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 9: Why Penticton Is Located Where It Is by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 10: Penticton Dam and The Channel by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 11: White Lake Formation by OCGeography Penticton
- Stop 12: Wrap Up by OCGeography Penticton
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This statement was last updated on February 16, 2023.