What accessibility features are available for R2 Digital Library eBooks?

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). 

eBooks from R2 Digital Library can be read online. It is not possible to download them.

How can I have an eBook read aloud to me?

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?

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?

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.

How can I change the background colour in an eBook?

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.

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.

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 does not reflow (automatically adjust to fit on the page at the new zoom level).

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