[Athen] Adobe Digital Editions accessible?

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Fri Aug 28 14:47:20 PDT 2015

Hi Karen,

I am able to use Adobe Digital Editions with quite good success with Jaws 15 and/or 16. I don't recall needing to do anything special to get it to work. I used both Adobe Digital Editions versions 3 and 4... maybe you are trying an earlier version? I seem to recall having issues with earlier versions of ADE. I am able to tab to the table of contents, arrow down and choose a specific chapter, press enter, then tab back into the text at the start of the chapter I chose in the table of contents. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for your accessibility tester.

Best regards,,


Russell Solowoniuk
AT Educational Assistant, Services to Students with Disabilities
MacEwan University
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>>> Karen Sorensen <karen.sorensen at pcc.edu> 8/28/2015 3:29 PM >>>

Hi -
I read online that Adobe Digital Editions is supposed to be accessible, but
this was in blog posts from 2012. Our accessibility tester who is an
experienced JAWS user, cannot seem to use it. Any ideas or resources that
might help or do you find it inaccessible too?

Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College

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