[Athen] ProQuest EBook Central Accessibility Question

Robert Becker Robert.Becker at phoenix.edu
Fri Sep 29 14:17:45 PDT 2017

I was able to use a few different TTS options after I downloaded the Adobe Digital Edition Version. I noticed that ebray give browser reading and full text options though Adobe Digital Editions. When you use the full text option, downloading digital editions, you can use a TTS reader to highlight and vocalize the text.

Robert Becker
Accessibility and Usability Manager

University of Phoenix
1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282
Mail Stop: CF-S907
Phone 602-387-7689


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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:12:17 +0000
From: "Bourbeau, Maureen" <Maureen.Bourbeau at unh.edu>
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Subject: [Athen] ProQuest EBook Central Accessibility Question
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Looking for some help please,
I'd like to know how students using text-to-speech (read the web) tools with either Read&Write or Kurzweil 3000 are able to access the reading materials with ProQuest Ebooks delivered via the University library database system. (This was formerly e-Brary.) They do have accessibility for screen reader access such as JAWS and VoiceOver, but most of my student are not screen reader users as they have learning and processing difficulties, not visual issues.
I know the screen shot reader is an option, but tedious for a lot of reading. I'm hoping there's a better solution.

Any suggestions or workarounds would be appreciated.

Maureen Bourbeau
Assistive Technology Specialist
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
201 Smith Hall, 3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824
P: 603.862.2400 | F: 603.862.4043
maureen.bourbeau at unh.edu<mailto:maureen.bourbeau at unh.edu>

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