Users can also use their screen reader with chapter download or full document download on Ebook Central. From the Detail Page, the screen reader can be used to either ‘full download’ the book using Adobe Digital Editions, or ‘chapter/page-range download’ parts of the book to a full-text PDF.
The patron can then open the downloaded book in Adobe Digital Editions and use the screen reader to read the text of the book, or they can open the full-text PDF and use a screen reader to read the text of the downloaded portion of the book.
Screen Reader Access
When a user accesses Ebook Central using a screen reader, their screen reader will read out instructions for turning on accessibility mode.
Once enabled, books in the online reader will be provided in a text-only format that can be read by the screen reader.
Since accessibility mode is tied to a particular Ebook Central patron account, the user must be signed in to an account in order to turn it on and to access books in the text-only mode.
Once accessibility mode is enabled, your screen reader will read out instructions on toggling the mode off in case you ever need to disable it.
If you are a librarian who would like to see a demonstration of how accessibility works but do not have access to a screen reader to test on behalf of a patron, you can view ProQuest’s demonstration video.
Accessibility mode can also be enabled by ProQuest’s Ebook Technical Support team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request accessibility mode if you cannot enable it directly using your screen reader.
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