KPU supports the creation of free, open, and accessible educational resources. We are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the textbooks we produce.
The web version of this resources has been designed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA, as well as follow most of the guidelines in Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition. However, the Math equations in this text were created with Latex and rendered as images with alt text that may not be accessible for people using screen readers. Please see the heading “Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement” for more information.
Ways to Read This Textbook
This textbook is available in the following formats:
- Online web book. You can read this textbook online on a computer or mobile device in one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
- PDF. You can download this book as a PDF to read on a computer (Digital PDF) or print it out (Print PDF).
- Mobile. If you want to read this textbook on your phone or tablet, you can use the EPUB (eReader) or MOBI (Kindle) files.
- HTML. 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.
You can access the online web book and download any of the formats for free here: Intermediate Algebra. To download the book in a different format, look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu and select the file type you want.
|Format||Internet required?||Device||Required apps||Features|
|Online web book||Yes||Computer, tablet, phone||An Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari)||Option to enlarge text, compatible with browser text-to-speech tools.|
|No||Computer, print copy||Adobe Reader||Ability to zoom in, highlight, and annotate the text.|
|EPUB and MOBI||No||Computer, tablet, phone||Kindle app (MOBI) or eReader app (EPUB)||Option to enlarge text, change font style, size, and colour.|
|HTML||No||Computer, tablet, phone||An Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari)||Ability to zoom in, compatible with browser text-to-speech tools.|
Tips for Using This Textbook
- Search the textbook.
- If using the online web book, 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 [Cntr] + [f] on your keyboard if using a Windows computer or [Command] + [f] if using a Mac computer.
- The [Cntr] + [f] and [Command] + [f] keys will also allow you to search a PDF, HTML, EPUB, and MOBI files if you are reading them on a computer.
- If using an eBook app to read this textbook, the app should have a built-in search tool.
- Navigate the textbook.
- This textbook has a table of contents to help you navigate through the book easier. If using the online web book, 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.
- Annotate the textbook.
- 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.
Known Accessibility Issues and Areas for Improvement
The equations in this textbook were created with Latex and rendered as images with alternative text. The alternative text for these equations is the Latex code, which may or may not be accessible for students using screen readers depending on their knowledge of Latex. For example, the fraction ½ will be read as “dfrac 1 2.”
We have plans to edit this text so it is compatible with the MathJax plugin, which will make the equations available in MathML and thereby fully screen reader compatible.
Let Us Know if You are Having Problems Accessing This Book
We are always looking for ways to make our textbooks more accessible. If you have problems accessing this textbook, please contact us to let us know so we can fix the issue.
Please include the following information:
- The name of the textbook
- 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 at https://www.kpu.ca/open-education-questions
This statement was last updated on May 1, 2020.