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What accessibility features do e-books have?

For advice as to changing text size, background colour, font colour, or initiating read aloud functionality please refer to the advice relating to the specific e-book platform:



Full details as to EBSCOhost accessibility functionality are available on their Accessibility User Guide and FAQs page.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Full details as to Ebook Central accessibility functionality are available on their Accessibility page which also features an accessibility video


The online reader allows for five different zoom levels in addition to the browser's standard zoom functionality.

The background colour can be set to eight different shades to aid dyslexic users.

More details as to VLeBooks accessibility functionality can be found on their Accessibility Settings page (please note that you need to be logged in to VLeBooks with your University username and password in order to see this page).


Full details of JSTOR's accessibility functionality, accessibility policy and compliance can be found on their Accessibility Policies page.

The document also contains a helpful WebAim accessibility overview.

Please contact the Electronic Resources Helpdesk if you require further assistance.


More information about the support available to students can be found on the Library Support and Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS) pages:

Library Support for DASS registered students

What support can DASS registered students get? (DASS website)