What accessibility features are available for Kortext eBooks?

You may find the Kortext accessibility statement helpful.

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). 

The accessibility options available will depend whether the book you are reading is available in PDF or ePub format.

eBooks from Kortext can be read online. It is not possible to download them.

How can I have an eBook read aloud to me?

Read online - PDF:

Texthelp Read & Write and Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome:

Please see these instructions: How can I have unselectable 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 unselectable text read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

It is not possible to have Kortext eBooks read aloud with ClaroRead Chrome. 

Read online - ePub:

Microsoft Edge browser Read Aloud tool

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: Use Learning Tools in the Edge browser.

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? If they do not work, you can try these instructions instead: How can I have unselectable 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 unselectable text read aloud to me using ClaroRead software?

It is not possible to have Kortext eBooks read aloud with ClaroRead Chrome. 

How can I change the font colour in an eBook?

In addition to the specific instructions below, you may also be able to change font colours using your web browser or operating system settings.

Read online - PDF:

There is no inbuilt option to change the font colour. You may be able to change font colours using your web browser or operating system settings.

Read online - ePub:

Click on the Display options button Kortext display button‚Äčin the top right.  From here you can choose from dark or sepia tone.

How can I change the background colour in an eBook?

In addition to the specific instructions below, you may also be able to change background colours using your web browser or operating system.

Read online - PDF:

There is no inbuilt option to change the background colour. You may be able to change background colours using your web browser or operating system.

Read online - ePub:

Click on the Display options button Kortext display buttonin the top right.  From here you can choose from dark or sepia tone.

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.

Read online - PDF:

Inbuilt zoom options:

You can choose between different zoom levels by clicking the zoom in and out Kortext zoom buttons buttons in the top right hand corner.

Browser settings:

You can also change the zoom level 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 reflows (automatically adjusts to fit on the page at the new zoom level). 

Read online - ePub:

Inbuilt zoom options:

Click on the Display options button Kortext display buttonin the top right then use the Text Size buttons to increase or decrease text size.

Browser settings:

You can also change the zoom level 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 reflows (automatically adjusts to fit on the page at the new zoom level). 

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