Step-by-step look at downloading to your computer
ProQuest’s Accessiblity Mode guide
Turning on Accessibility mode
To switch on accessiblity mode go to Settings in the main menu in the top right then select Profile.
Select ‘Enable Accessibility Mode’ so pages of books are set as machine readable text with images and links labeled with text alternatives for screen reader use.
Once turned on, the platform’s will be machine readable; then screen readers can then be used to read the text on the screen and control navigation.
Choosing OpenDyslexic typeface
OpenDyslexic is a font that you can have the ProQuest menu and interface set to a font that is easier to read.
To switch to the OpenDyslexic font go to Settings in the main menu in the top right then select Profile.
The reader can choose to convert the Ebook Central platform menus and text but not convert the e-books by checking the ‘Use OpenDyslexic typeface’ but not selecting ‘Enable Accessibility Mode’.
Or you can choose to have both platform and e-book text to be in OpenDyslexic font by selecting ‘Enable Accessibility Mode’ as well as ‘Use OpenDyslexic typeface’.
To navigate the text in this mode you should use the ‘Go to Next Page’ link at the bottom of each section of text or use the subsection navigation on the left.
Also see our Screen Reader guide
Accessibility on Android or iOS
To learn how to download e-books see the Downloading e-books to devices guide or Downloading e-books to PC guide
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.