The box below contains information on the accessibility features provided by VLE, who provide some of the library licence ebooks available at Middlesex University. You will find these books via Library Search or your module Reading Lists.
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For information about accessibility features in your Kortext personal etextbooks, please see the Kortext Accessibility web page.
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You may find the VLeBooks accessibility statement helpful.
The accessibility options available will depend whether you are reading the eBook online or if you have downloaded it to your computer.
Go to the page that you want read aloud and click on the ReadALoud icon in the top right hand corner. The text will automatically be read aloud. The ReadAloud box will open on the page which allows you to adjust the volume, rewind, forward and pause.
Please follow these instructions: How can I have unselectable text read aloud to me using Read & Write Gold software?
You can also use Sensus Access to convert text in many formats to audio.
You can select from a range of background colours by clicking the Background Colours icon in the top right hand corner. The Background Colours box will open on the page, select the option you want and click OK.
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.
You can increase and decrease the text size using the little plus and minus symbols in the top right hand corner. When you zoom the text does not reflow (automatically adjust to fit on the page at the new zoom level).
You can also 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).
There are 6 different zoom levels available. You can access these under the Reading menu > PDF view > Zoom In / Zoom Out. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL + + and CTRL + - to zoom in and out. When the zoom level is changed text does not reflow (automatically adjust to fit on the page at the new zoom level).
To change the zoom level, click on the AA button in the top right hand corner. Alternatively you can click on the Reading button and then click on EPUB Text size, or use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL + + and CTRL + - to zoom in and out. All options allow you to choose from a range of 5 zoom levels: Small, Medium, Large, Extra large, and Ultra large. When you zoom the text reflows (automatically adjusts to fit on the page at the new zoom level).
The information on this page has been reused with permission from Leeds Beckett University. We are very grateful to the Library at Leeds Beckett for sharing these pages with Middlesex University.