Accessibility Statement

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“Accessibility Statement” is a derivative of Accessibility Statement by BCcampus, and is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Accessibility of Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Learners

This Pressbook version contains multiple barriers to digital accessibility. For more accessible, navigable, and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them for free at Portland State University’s institutional repository,

Organization of content

  • Content is organized under headings and subheadings, which appear in sequential order
  • List structures (numbered and unnumbered) are used


  • All images contain alternative text
  • Images do not rely on color to convey meaning
  • Images are in-line with text

Font Size and formatting

    • Font size is 12 point or higher for body text
    • Font size is 9 point or higher for footnotes and table captions
    • Font size can be zoomed to 200%

Known Issues/Potential barriers to accessibility

  • The Progress Graph, which was designed as an activity sheet, has not been verified accessible, which means header rows and columns, titles, captions, and cell padding may be lacking or otherwise inaccessible.


This accessibility statement has been adopted and adapted from Accessibility Statement and Appendix A: Checklist for Accessibility found in Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition by BCcampus, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This Accessibility Statement is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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