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Accessibility of e-books
- In most cases, e-book services offer a possibility to enlarge the size of the book text or change colors and contrasts to better match your needs.
- In many e-book services, it is possible to download a book to Adobe Digital Editions, which usually works well with screen readers. You will find a link and instructions for downloading the free reader in the E-Book Guide's Reading and downloading -page.
- Some books have a separate accessibility mode or listening option (ReadALoud).
- E-book guide lists e-book services on downloading instructions pages (A-H and I-Ö). You will find a link to the service's accessibility information there, if available. The link can be found under the More information section.
- The e-book's DRM protection, or digital rights management, may prevent the use of screen readers.
Accessibility of the most used e-book services
Here is accessibility information for our most used e-book services:
- Ebook Central: The service as a separate Accessibility mode, that supports the use of screen readers. Ebook Central's usual online reading mode doesn't support screen readers.
- Ebsco eBooks: Only some of the e-books, those that are not DRM protected and those that are in PDF format are accessible.
- VLeBooks: The books have ReadALoud option and you can improve the accessibility of the books at Settings - Accessibility options.