Pressbooks believes that education should be available to all people regardless of abilities and that everyone should have equal access to publishing tools that allow them to share their ideas with others. That is why accessibility is at the forefront of our minds when we build tools, create resources, and offer solutions to some of today’s most urgent educational challenges.
Here are some documents that further explain our accessibility standards and commitments.
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template [VPAT®]
The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template [VPAT®] is a document template maintained by the Information Technology Industry Council which vendors frequently use to explain how their software conforms to leading web accessibility standards. The most recent VPATs (updated Feb. 2023) for our authoring and reading interfaces can be downloaded below:
Pressbooks Authoring Platform VPAT®
Pressbooks Reading Interface VPAT®
Pressbooks accessibility standards and commitments
Our Accessibility Standards and Commitments explains the accessibility guidelines to which we currently adhere, the evaluation process we have completed, and commitments for future improvements and evaluations.
Pressbooks accessibility standards and commitments in PDF
Accessibility open textbooks collection
To help our users learn about and promote accessibility best practices, our librarian curated a collection of resources about web accessibility. These resources were created by Pressbooks users, using Pressbooks software. They are free to use and distribute.