Book Elements

6 Front Matter

Last update: July 29, 2022

The following templates are for all of the required front matter sections in open resources published by BCcampus. Authors may elect to include additional front matter pieces. This is also the order they should appear in the book. This content can be adjusted for non-Open Education projects.

Accessibility Statement

  • This page really needs to be true to the content of the book. If we are aware of accessibility shortcomings with the book, these need to be acknowledged here. Use the “Accessibility Checklist” table and enter “Yes” “No” or “Not applicable” in the “Pass” column for each point. Any items with “No” should be addressed in the “Known errors” section.
  • The list of accessibility features also need to be true for the book. For example, don’t mention accessible videos if there are no videos.

Accessibility Statement: If the Book is Completely or Mostly Accessible

“Mostly accessible” here means that existing accessibility barriers only impact a small, specific portion of the content; only impact non-essenial content; or have workarounds. For example, the inclusion of supplementary videos that only have automatic captions.

BCcampus Open Education believes that education must be available to everyone. This means supporting the creation of free, open, and accessible educational resources. We are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the resources we produce.
<h1>Accessibility of This Resource</h1>
The <span style="color: #0000ff;">web version of this resource [INSERT LINK TO THE WEBBOOK HOMEPAGE]</span> has been designed to meet <a href="https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0</a>, level AA. In addition, it follows all guidelines in <a href="https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit/back-matter/appendix-checklist-for-accessibility-toolkit/">Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility</a> of the <a href="https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit/"><em>Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition</em></a>. It includes:
<ul>
<li><strong>Easy navigation</strong>. This resource has a linked table of contents and uses headings in each chapter to make navigation easy.</li>
<li><strong>Accessible math equations</strong>. 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. The rest of the equations are rendered as images with appropriate alternative text.</li>
<li><strong>Accessible videos</strong>. All videos in this resource have captions.</li>
<li><strong>Accessible images</strong>. All images in this resource that convey information have alternative text. Images that are decorative have empty alternative text.</li>
<li><strong>Accessible links</strong>. All links use descriptive link text.</li>
</ul>
<span style="color: #0000ff;">[Note: Make sure the above list only includes content that appears in the book. If there are no videos, don't mention videos.]</span>
<table class="grid" style="width: 100%;"><caption>Accessibility Checklist</caption>
<tbody>
<tr>
<th scope="col">Element</th>
<th scope="col">Requirements</th>
<th scope="col">Pass?</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Headings</th>
<td>Content is organized under headings and subheadings that are used sequentially.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>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.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>Images and text do not rely on colour to convey information.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>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.)</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables include row and/or column headers that have the correct scope assigned.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables include a title or caption.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables do not have merged or split cells.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables have adequate cell padding.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Links</th>
<td>The link text describes the destination of the link.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Links</th>
<td>Links do not open new windows or tabs. If they do, a textual reference is included in the link text.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th><strong>Links</strong></th>
<td>Links to files include the file type in the link text.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th><strong>Audio</strong></th>
<td>All audio content includes a transcript that includes all speech content and relevant descriptions of non-speech audio and speaker names/headings where necessary.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Video</th>
<td>All videos include high-quality (i.e., not machine generated) captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Video</th>
<td>All videos with contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are described audibly in the video.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>H5P</th>
<td>All H5P activities have been tested for accessibility by the H5P team and have passed their testing.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>H5P</th>
<td>All H5P activities that include images, videos, and/or audio content meet the accessibility requirements for those media types.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Formulas</th>
<td>Formulas have been created using LaTeX and are rendered with MathJax.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Formulas</th>
<td>If LaTeX is not an option, formulas are images with alternative text descriptions.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size is 9 point for footnotes or endnotes.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size can be zoomed to 200% in the webbook or eBook formats.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<h1>Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement</h1>
<span style="color: #0000ff;">[Insert description of any known issues in a bulleted list. If none, then insert: There are currently no known accessibility issues.]</span>
<h1>Let Us Know if You are Having Problems Accessing This Book</h1>
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:
<ul>
<li>The name of the resource</li>
<li>The location of the problem by providing a web address or page description.</li>
<li>A description of the problem</li>
<li>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)</li>
</ul>
You can contact us one of the following ways:
<ul>
<li>Web form: <a href="https://collection.bccampus.ca/contact/">BCcampus Open Ed Help</a></li>
<li>Web form: <a href="https://open.bccampus.ca/browse-our-collection/reporting-an-error/">Report an Error</a></li>
</ul>
This statement was last updated on <span style="color: #0000ff;">[TODAY'S DATE]</span>.

The Accessibility Checklist table was adapted from one originally created by the <a href="https://press.rebus.community/the-rebus-guide-to-publishing-open-textbooks/back-matter/accessibility-assessment/">Rebus Community</a> and shared under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">CC BY 4.0 licence</a>.

Accessibility Statement: If the Book has Serious Accessibility Barriers

Serious accessibility barriers include barriers that would stop a student with a specific disability from being able to learn from this resource. For example, inaccessible equations, images that are crucial to the content that don’t have alt text, or videos that are crucial to the content that don’t have captions.

BCcampus Open Education believes that education must be available to everyone. This 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.
<h1>Accessibility of This Resource</h1>
[<span style="color: #0000ff;">Insert a short explanation for why this book does not meet out accessibility standards. Here is an example:</span> This resource is an adaptation of an existing resource that was not published by us. Due to its size and the complexity of the content, we did not have capacity to remediate the content to bring it up to our accessibility standards at the time of publication. This is something we hope to come back to in the future.]

In the mean time, we have done our best to be transparent about the existing accessibility barriers and features below:
<table class="grid" style="width: 100%;"><caption>Accessibility Checklist</caption>
<tbody>
<tr>
<th scope="col">Element</th>
<th scope="col">Requirements</th>
<th scope="col">Pass?</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Headings</th>
<td>Content is organized under headings and subheadings that are used sequentially.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>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.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>Images and text do not rely on colour to convey information.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Images</th>
<td>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.)</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables include row and/or column headers that have the correct scope assigned.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables include a title or caption.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables do not have merged or split cells.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Tables</th>
<td>Tables have adequate cell padding.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Links</th>
<td>The link text describes the destination of the link.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Links</th>
<td>Links do not open new windows or tabs. If they do, a textual reference is included in the link text.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th><strong>Links</strong></th>
<td>Links to files include the file type in the link text.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th><strong>Audio</strong></th>
<td>All audio content includes a transcript that includes all speech content and relevant descriptions of non-speach audio and speaker names/headings where necessary.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Video</th>
<td>All videos include high-quality (i.e., not machine generated) captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Video</th>
<td>All videos with contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc.) are described audibly in the video.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>H5P</th>
<td>All H5P activities have been tested for accessibility by the H5P team and have passed their testing.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th>H5P</th>
<td>All H5P activities that include images, videos, and/or audio content meet the accessibility requirements for those media types.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Formulas</th>
<td>Formulas have been created using LaTeX and are rendered with MathJax.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Formulas</th>
<td>If LaTeX is not an option, formulas are images with alternative text descriptions.</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size is 9 point for footnotes or endnotes.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th scope="row">Font</th>
<td>Font size can be zoomed to 200% in the webbook or eBook formats.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<h1>Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement</h1>
<span style="color: #0000ff;">[Insert description of all known issues in a bulleted list. This section should provide more detail about the items that were specifically marked "No" in the accessibility checklist.]</span>
<h1>Let Us Know if You are Having Problems Accessing This Book</h1>
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:
<ul>
<li>The name of the resource</li>
<li>The location of the problem by providing a web address or page description.</li>
<li>A description of the problem</li>
<li>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)</li>
</ul>
You can contact us one of the following ways:
<ul>
<li>Web form: <a href="https://collection.bccampus.ca/contact/">BCcampus Open Ed Help</a></li>
<li>Web form: <a href="https://open.bccampus.ca/browse-our-collection/reporting-an-error/">Report an Error</a></li>

</ul>
This statement was last updated on <span style="color: #0000ff;">[TODAY'S DATE]</span>.

The Accessibility Checklist table was adapted from one originally created by the <a href="https://press.rebus.community/the-rebus-guide-to-publishing-open-textbooks/back-matter/accessibility-assessment/">Rebus Community</a> and shared under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">CC BY 4.0 License</a>.

For Students: How to Access and Use this Textbook

This template was designed for Math for Trades. You will need to update the links, name of the resource, and the content under the last heading to ensure it works for the specific book.

This textbook is available in the following formats:
<ul>
<li><strong>Online webbook</strong>. You can read this textbook online on a computer or mobile device in one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.</li>
<li><strong>PDF</strong>. You can download this book as a PDF to read on a computer (Digital PDF) or print it out (Print PDF).</li>
<li><strong>Mobile</strong>. If you want to read this textbook on your phone or tablet, you can use the EPUB (eReader) file.</li>
<li><strong>HTML</strong>. An HTML file can be opened in a browser. It has very little style so it doesn't look very nice, but some people might find it useful.</li>
</ul>

For more information about the accessibility of this textbook, see the Accessibility Statement.

You can access the online webbook and download any of the formats for free here: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><em>Name of Textbook [link to webbook homepage]</em></span>. To download the book in a different format, look for the "Download this book" drop-down menu and select the file type you want.
<table border="0"><caption>How can I use the different formats?</caption>
<tbody>
<tr>
<th scope="col">Format</th>
<th scope="col">Internet required?</th>
<th scope="col">Device</th>
<th scope="col">Required apps</th>
<th scope="col">Accessibility Features</th>
<th scope="col">Screen reader compatible</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Online webbook</td>
<td>Yes</td>
<td>Computer, tablet, phone</td>
<td>An Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari)</td>
<td>WCAG 2.0 AA compliant, option to enlarge text, and compatible with browser text-to-speech tools</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>PDF</td>
<td>No</td>
<td>Computer, print copy</td>
<td>Adobe Reader (for reading on a computer) or a printer</td>
<td>Ability to highlight and annotate the text. If reading on the computer, you can zoom in.</td>
<td>Unsure</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>EPUB</td>
<td>No</td>
<td>Computer, tablet, phone</td>
<td>An eReader app</td>
<td>Option to enlarge text, change font style, size, and colour.</td>
<td>Unsure</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>HTML</td>
<td>No</td>
<td>Computer, tablet, phone</td>
<td>An Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari)</td>
<td>WCAG 2.0 AA compliant and compatible with browser text-to-speech tools.</td>
<td>Yes</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<h1>Tips for Using This Textbook</h1>
<ul>
<li><strong>Search the textbook</strong>.
<ul>
<li>If using the online webbook, you can use the search bar in the top right corner to search the entire book for a key word or phrase. To search a specific chapter, open that chapter and use your browser's search feature by hitting <strong>[Cntr] + [f]</strong> on your keyboard if using a Windows computer or <strong>[Command] + [f] </strong>if using a Mac computer.</li>
<li>The <strong>[Cntr] + [f]</strong> and <strong>[Command] + [f]</strong> keys will also allow you to search a PDF, HTML, and EPUB files if you are reading them on a computer.</li>
<li>If using an eBook app to read this textbook, the app should have a built-in search tool.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>Navigate the textbook</strong>.
<ul>
<li>This textbook has a table of contents to help you navigate through the book easier. If using the online webbook, you can find the full table of contents on the book's homepage or by selecting "Contents" from the top menu when you are in a chapter.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>Annotate the textbook</strong>.
<ul>
<li>If you like to highlight or write on your textbooks, you can do that by getting a print copy, using the Digital PDF in Adobe Reader, or using the highlighting tools in eReader apps.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<h1>Webbook vs. All Other Formats <span style="color: #0000ff;">(Only if the resource has videos, H5P, audio)</span></h1>
The webbook includes [INSERT DESCRIPTION OF THE MULTIMEDIA/INTERACTIVE CONTENT INCLUDED IN THE BOOK]. If you are not using the webbook to access this textbook, this content will not be included. Instead, your copy of the text will provided a link to where you can access that content online.

[Only include this paragraph if there is static copies available. If not, delete.]However, the interactive activities and video answers are also provided in alternate formats for people not using the webbook. In the case of the video answers, the answers can also be found in <a class="internal" href="/mathfortrades1/back-matter/practice-question-answers/">Appendix B: Answers to Practice Questions</a>. As for the chapter quizzes, those questions have been made available in a static format in <a href="/mathfortrades1/back-matter/chapter-quizzes/">Appendix C: Offline Copies of Chapter Quizzes</a>.

Even if you decide to use a PDF or a print copy to access the textbook, you can access the webbook and download any other formats at any time.

About BCcampus Open Education

<em><INSERT NAME OF TEXT></em> by <INSERT NAME OF AUTHOR> was funded by BCcampus Open Education.

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