What accessibility features are available for Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland eBooks?

Texthelp Read & Write software (which is installed on all Library PCs) provides accessibility tools (see the Library website Software page for more information).

Some accessibility features are available through Adobe Reader (freely available and installed on all Library PCs). 

The eBooks are download only. It is not possible to read them online.

The eBooks are provided in PDF format.

How can I have an eBook read aloud to me?

Download:

Microsoft Edge browser Read Aloud tool:

You can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: What is “Read Aloud” and how do I use it?

Adobe Reader:

The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader settings you need to use to have the eBook read aloud to you. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader. Then you can have the eBook read aloud to you by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader?

Texthelp Read & Write:

The download will open in your web browser. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. You can then open it from there with Read & Write. Please see these instructions: How can I have a PDF document read aloud to me using Texthelp Read & Write software?

Texthelp Read & Write plugin for Google Chrome:

The download will open in your web browser. You can have it read aloud by following these instructions: How can I have a PDF file read aloud using OrbitNote PDF reader?

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.

Download:

PDF opened in Adobe Reader:

The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader settings you need to use to change the font colour. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. Then open it from there with Adobe Reader and follow these instructions: How can I change the font colour using Adobe Reader?

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 settings.

Download:

PDF opened in Adobe Reader:

The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader settings you need to use to change the background colour. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer. Then open it from there with Adobe Reader and follow these instructions: How can I change the background colour in Adobe Reader?

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.

Download:

PDF opened in Adobe Reader:

The download will open in your web browser, which does not give access to the Adobe Reader settings you need to use to alter the zoom level. First, use the Save or Download icon to save the eBook to your computer, and then open it from there with Adobe Reader.  Then you can change the page zoom from 10% - 6400% using the plus and minus symbols on the top bar.  With most titles you can make the text reflow (automatically adjust itself to fit on the page at the new zoom level) by following these reflow instructions. Unfortunately with some titles you may find that the Reflow setting doesn't work, as the spaces between words are lost when it is activated.

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