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ProQuest Ebook Central User Guide

Ebook Central Accessibility

Ebook Central is designed for patrons with accessibility needs, particularly the blind and visually impaired. Some examples of the work that Ebook Central has done in this area include:

  • Targeting AA conformance level to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) for features and functions
  • Certifying for use with major screen readers (JAWS and VoiceOver)
  • Formatting book content to be readable online and offline
  • Working with third-party specialists in accessibility

In addition, researchers can now change the font for the Ebook Central interface to OpenDyslexic, an open-source typeface designed to combat symptoms of dyslexia, directly from the Profile page through Ebook Central.

Turning on Accessibility Mode

Patrons using a screen reader may turn on Accessibility Mode themselves. For patrons who don’t use a screen reader but have accessibility needs, Accessibility Mode can be requested for their account at Please also feel free to contact the Library with questions regarding resource accessibility.

Accessibility Mode controls can be adjusted through your Profile. Select "Profile" under "Settings," then adjust the accessibility settings.

ProQuest Ebook Central Profile


ProQuest Ebook Central Accessibility Mode

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