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Ebook Central Accessibility
Ebook Central is designed for patrons with accessibility needs, particularly the blind and visually impaired. We are:
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
Gestures and accessibility are not supported on mobile devices
All pages of the patron interface are optimized for the tablet
All pages except the online Reader are optimized for phone
Supported Type, Browser, OS and Browser Combinations (latest browser versions only)
Tablet, Android Tablet - Android OS (latest and one previous version) - Chrome
Tablet, iOS Tablet - iOS (latest) - Safari and Chrome
Tablet, Windows Tablet - Windows OS (latest version) - IE
Phone, Android Phone - Android OS (latest and one previous version) - Chrome
Phone, iPhone (latest) - iOS (latest) - Safari and Chrome
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.
Turning on Accessibility Mode
Patrons using a screen reader may turn on accessibility mode themselves – no librarian or tech support needed!
For patrons who don’t use a screen reader but have accessibility needs, accessibility mode can be requested for their account at
To view our Accessibility video, please see below: