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Database Accessibility

Ebook Central (formally known as eBrary)

Using Ebook Central in Accessibility Mode 

If you use assistive technologies such as screen readers, Ebook Central offers accessibility mode for ease of navigation. In accessibility mode, some display pages show more or less detail and check boxes have been adjusted for ease of use. 

The default mode in Ebook Central is the QuickView reader. The QuickView reader display does not include text that can be read by screen readers (such as JAWS). This is true even if you have selected accessibility mode. 

To enable the screen reader access for QuickView:

  • Inform a librarian that you are visually impaired and that you want direct access to the text of Ebook Central documents with your screen reader. The librarian will contact Ebook Central Support and request screen reader access for you. 

  • After Ebook Central support staff has modified your account, log in with your user name. 

  • Click on the words My Settings at the top right of the page 

  • Near the bottom of the My Settings page look for the heading, Choose Your Accessibility Mode

  • There is a box next to the words Display in accessibility mode

  • If this box is not already checked (which it should be) then click on the box to make it checked. 

  • Under that box are the words Set Preferences, click on that. 

When you choose to display a document in QuickView, the document content becomes available to the screen reader and can be traversed with the screen reader commands you are accustomed to. 

Additional guidance on navigating Ebook Central: Proquest Ebook Central: Accessibility