Accessibility Statement

For OERs to be truly open they must be accessible. In the same way that a free resource does not mean that the resource is open, a resource is not open just because it is available. When OER projects are accessible, they become more:

  • inclusive, accounting for different methods, mediums, and modes of engaging with the content
  • sustainable, delivering content when tools and technologies break down
  • sharable, expanding reach and impact

Accessibility features of the web version of this resource

The web version of J.H. Lorrain’s Logbook: Notes from a Missionary in Mizoram, Northeast India (1891-1936) 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 colour alone
  • There is an option to increase font size (see tab on top-right of the screen)

The web version of this resource follows all guidelines in the BCcampus Checklist for Accessibility.

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.  Look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu on the book home page 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 URL will appear after the link text in brackets.

Known accessibility issues and areas for improvement

We have aimed to ensure that this resource is as accessible and usable as possible. There are currently no known accessibility issues. The following items have been identified but are non-actionable; each reflects the transcription’s fidelity to the original archival document.

List of Known Accessibility Issues
Location of issue Need for improvement Timeline Work around / Rationale
Throughout Underlined text that is not a clickable link. N/A Text is underlined to accurately reflect the original document. Thus, links in the Introduction and Glossary are clickable but links in the source transcription are indicated with the word “click.”
Throughout Suspicious link text: “Click.” N/A See above (“Work around”).
Throughout “X” markings in text with colour-based information. N/A “Red “X” markings exist throughout the text, reflecting the original document; see a further explanation for these markings in the Introduction.
Chapter: 1930-36 Two images containing textual information without transcription, alt text, or caption. N/A Images contain non-English textual information in an unusual format. No current work around.
Chapter: 1892, 26 Oct 1892 Image with long alt text. N/A Alt text reflects the contextual information related to the legend within the text.

This statement was last updated on 3 November, 2023.

Adapted from the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition by BCcampus, licensed under CC-BY.


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