Using the Accessibility Toggle

The Accessibility Toggle helps you and your students to use the eBook Reader’s tools with your keyboard and screen reader.

Some students who have visual impairments and need to use text-to-speech tools and screen readers will find that the eBook Reader is optimized for popular screen readers like VoiceOver, NVDA, and ChromeVox.

The best way to hear an eBook text aloud is to use the “Play” and “Pause” tools within the eReader header, rather than use your screen reader.

Other students who rely on the keyboard to navigate are supported through our keyboard navigational support. Accessibility Mode also modifies our eBook tools to ensure they can be used with the keyboard, so students with physical impairments or dexterity challenges can learn effectively.

If you’d like to view the student help for Accessibility Mode, see here.

Turn On Accessibility Mode

Turn on Accessibility Mode by using the Accessibility toggle in the header. When it’s blue, that means it’s “on”.

New Options available in Accessibility Mode

Some of the features of the eBook Reader change when you turn on Accessibility Mode.

Color options for Notes and Text

When you navigate to the T icon in the Text section of the Tools menu, the color options will expand.

You can choose from a number of different font and background colors to type your text.

Notes work the same way. Use the note icon and then use your keyboard to select a color for the background of your note.

Last Updated: March 08, 2021