Accessibility Statement

Amanda Coolidge; Sue Doner; Tara Robertson; Josie Gray; and Anna Minsky

How to use this page

This page is where you can explain the accessibility features of your book and enumerate the barriers to accessibility along with any future plans to address them, if applicable.  There should also be instructions for how readers can report further accessibility issues.

  1. Use one or more of the subsections provided below to start writing.
  2. If you’re not sure what to write, check out the accessibility statement from Psychology of Language for some inspiration.
  3. Adapt the attribution information in the text box at the bottom of the page to apply to your accessibility statement.
  4. Delete this text box.

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of [Title of Your Book] has been designed with accessibility in mind by incorporating the following features:

  • It has been optimized for people who use screen-reader technology.
    • All content can be navigated using a keyboard.
    • Links, headings, and tables are formatted to work with screen readers.
    • Images have alt tags.
  • Information is not conveyed by color alone.
  • There is an option to increase font size (see tab on top right of screen).

Other file formats available

In addition to the web version, this book is available in a number of file formats including [List of available file formats, such as PDF, EPUB (for eReaders), and/or any editable file types]. Here is a link to where you can download this book in another file format: [Link to location where files in other formats can be downloaded]. 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 for all links in the back matter of the book.

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. Any issues we identify will be listed below. There are currently no known issues.

List of Known Accessibility Issues
Location of issue Need for improvement Timeline Work around

Accessibility standards

The web version of this resource 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. The development of this resource involved working with [Reviewers, such as students with various print disabilities] who provided their personal perspectives and helped test the content.

Contact information if you are having problems accessing this material

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:

  • Contact form: [Link to contact form]
  • Email: [Your email address]
  • Mail: [An appropriate mailing address]

This statement was last updated on [Date]. 


This page is adapted from “Acccessibility Statement” in Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition by Amanda Coolidge; Sue Doner; Tara Robertson; and Josie Gray, which is licensed CC BY 4.0. The “How to use this page” section is new, and other minor revisions have been made.


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