What accessibility features are available for Very Short Introductions eBooks?
You may find the Very Short Introductions accessibility statement helpful.
eBooks from Very Short Introductions can be read online. It is not possible to download them.
Texthelp Read & Write software or ClaroRead software (both of which are installed on all Library PCs) provide accessibility tools (see the Library website Software page for more information).
How can I have an eBook read aloud to me?
Texthelp Read & Write and Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome:
You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read aloud to me using Texthelp Read&Write software?
ClaroRead and ClaroRead Chrome:
You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have online text read out loud to me using ClaroRead software?
How can I change the font colour in an eBook?
How can I change the background colour in an eBook?
How can I change the text size in an eBook?
In addition to the specific instructions below, you may also be able to make text on your screen appear larger using inbuilt features of your operating system.
There is no inbuilt zoom option. You can change the zoom level of the whole web page using your browser. To zoom in, press Ctrl (Windows) or command (Mac) and the + key. To zoom out, press Ctrl/command and the - key, and press Ctrl/command and 0 to set the zoom level back to default. When you zoom the text does not reflow (automatically adjust to fit on the page at the new zoom level).