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Accessibility features

A variety of accessibility features are available from the suppliers of ebooks, such as changing background colours, changing contrast colours or adjusting your device's text display settings -  these are described by individual supplier's Accessibility Statements in the table below.  

The Eresources and Assistive technology page shows you how to enable accessibility settings in Proquest and Ebsco and check out the Assistive technology pages for more general help.


Read aloud or Screen Readers

This is a really useful feature for everyone who is fed up of reading a screen.
It varies between our three main ebook suppliers and also whether you access the title online or download it. Details are below or on our Ebook screen reader options document [PDF]


Read Online


Proquest Ebook Central 


Change the screen view, then use a screen reader eg ATBar


  • Click on Settings
  • In Profile enter email address twice
  • Turn accessibility on
  • Save changes.  

Download a PDF chapter.


Download the whole book


Read Aloud is available

Click on the icon on the menu bar 

Download the whole book

Ebsco Ebooks

No Read Aloud function 

Download a PDF chapter.

Download the whole book


Individual device websites:

Android accessibility settings

iOS – iPhone iPad accessibility settings

Mac accessibility settings

PC/Windows accessibility settings

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