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ProQuest EBook Central: Accessibility

ProQuest EBook Central LibGuide

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

Mobile Devices

  • 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

Accessibility Demo

To view our Accessibility video, please see below:



OpenDyslexic image