Accessibility Statement

BCcampus Open Education believes that education must be available to everyone which means supporting the creation of free, open, and accessible educational resources. We are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the textbooks we produce.

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements[1] includes the following accessibility features:

  • All content can be navigated using a keyboard
  • Links, headings, and tables use proper markup
  • All images have basic text descriptions
  • Information is not conveyed by colour alone.
  • Videos include closed captions.

Known accessibility issues and areas for improvement

While we strive to ensure that this resource is as accessible and usable as possible, we might not always get it right. All issues we are aware of are listed below:

  • This textbook contains a number of images and diagrams of different types of plants. These images have general text descriptions, but they may not be descriptive enough for Blind students.
  • The image sequencing H5P activity type has not passed accessibility tests. This activity type can be found in the following chapters: Plants for Floral Landscape Situations; Plants for Favorable Planting Situations; Seasonal Plants; and Plants for Green Infrastructure Projects

Other file formats available

In addition to the web version, this book is available in a number of file formats, including PDF, EPUB (for eReaders), MOBI (for Kindles), and various editable files. Here is a link to where you can download this book in another file format.[2] Look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu to select the file type you want.

This book links to a number of external websites. For those using a print copy of this resource, the link text is underlined, and you can find the web addresses in the footnotes.

Accessibility standards

The web version of this resource has been designed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0,[3] level AA. In addition, it follows all guidelines in Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility. The development of this toolkit involved working with students with various print disabilities who provided their personal perspectives and helped test the content.

Let us know if you are having problems accessing this resource

We are always looking for ways to make our resources more accessible. If you have 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 screen reader

You can contact us one of the following ways:

This statement was last updated on September 22, 2020.


  1. https://opentextbc.ca/plantidentification/
  2. https://opentextbc.ca/plantidentification/
  3. https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
  4. https://open.bccampus.ca/contact-us/
  5. https://open.bccampus.ca/reporting-an-open-textbook-error/

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