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E-book Guide: Ebook Accessibility

Welcome to eBook Accessibility

LSBU's largest ebook collection is on the EBSCO platform, followed by Ebook Central ProQuest and VLeBooks (Askews and Holts). Here you will find each suppliers accessibility statements, and support for implementing their accessibility features. 

If you have a specific query with regards to accessing e-books, please email

If you would like help searching for or reading e-books or just want to become more familiar with them, you can book a 1:1 appointment with a librarian.

Further information see LSBU Library and Learning Resources accessibility statement and Student with Disabilities webpages.

Links to accessibility guides

ProQuest eBook Central Accessibility Guide. This guide explains how to adjust colours, fonts, magnification, enable text-to-speech and more.


EBSCO eBook Accessibility Guide. Information covers low vision, colour impairments, dyslexia, using keyboards for screen navigation and navigating e-books with screen readers.


VLeBooks Accessibility Guide. This guide covers Assistive Technology Recommendations, Keyboard Shortcuts for navigation, Downloading Adobe Digital Editions, Edit Accessibility Settings, Colours and Contrasts, Copying and Printing and Compatible Devices.

  • Accessibility options can be accessed on the left-hand size of a title > Edit Accessibility Settings > Change Font | Contrast | Link | Colour | Popups as necessary > Save Changes.

Assistive Software available on Campus

Assistive software available

Texthelp read and writeText Help Read and Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.

Available via AppsAnywhere

ClaroRead logo     

   ClaroRead Plus available on all PCs via AppsAnywhere on campus. 

Dragon Naturally Speaking logo    Dragon Speech Recognition is available in each Assistive Technology Room (ATR).

Supernova Magnifyer icon  

Supernova Magnifier and Screen reader is available in ATR C on Level 03.

Jaws screenreader logo   Jaws Screen reader is available in ATR D on Level 02.


MindView Logo


MindView mind mapping software is now available to eligible students. To request access please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support team though MyAccount so they can assess your eligibility.