Accessibility Statement

PDXScholar supports the creation, use, and remixing of open educational resources. Portland State University Library acknowledges that many open educational resources are not created with accessibility in mind, which creates barriers to teaching and learning. PDXScholar staff are actively committed to increasing the accessibility and usability of the works we produce and/or host.  We welcome feedback about accessibility issues our users encounter, so that we can work to mitigate them.

Accessibility of From MSA to CA: Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

A prior version of this textbook contained multiple accessibility barriers. From MSA to CA: Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic now meets the criteria outlined below, which is a set of criteria adapted from BCcampus’ Checklist for Accessibility, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

This book contains the following accessibility and usability features:

Multiple File Formats Available

This book is available in multiple formats: an editable Word document, a [tagged] PDF, and a webbook on the Pressbooks platform. Both the Word and PDF versions are *available for free download* at Portland State University’s institutional repository, PDXScholar.

While the Word and PDF versions of this book are intended for more accessible and navigable classroom use, the webbook version primarily exists for those interested in editing, building, and/or remixing the material using the Pressbooks platform.

Organization of Content

Content is organized under headings and subheadings, which are properly nested and reflected in the corresponding Table of Contents.


Images that convey information include alternative text (alt text) descriptions of the image’s content or function.

Images that are purely decorative are marked as such and do not have alt text.

Images do not rely on color to convey meaning.


Tables are not used for layout purposes alone.

All tables include header rows and cell padding.

Tables do not include merged or split cells.


Hyperlinks have meaningful descriptive link text.

Font Size

Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.

Font size is 9 point or higher for footnotes, endnotes, and captions.

Known Issues / Potential Barriers to Accessibility


Two linked YouTube videos lack corresponding transcripts or closed captioning.

Color/Blank Spaces

Red/pink text is used to distinguish letters. Blank spaces are used for formatting.


Tables have multiple lines within rows, and white space is used for formatting.

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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.


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