In general any article or book available in PDFmay be downloaded and read aloud in Adobe Acrobat
Screens can be enlarged either with software (Chromebook, ZoomText) or hardware (portable or handheld CCTV)
eBooks created in HTML are easily accessible using the JAWS reader
A list of databases offering accessible eBooks follows below
When all else fails ask an ADA Counselor or a librarian for assistance.
Full-text Gale eBooks feature the native "Listen" technology accessible with each chapter display
Infobase Publishing eBooks can be downloaded in PDF format and read more easily either with JAWS or Acrobat
Springer eBook chapters can be downloaded DRM-free in PDF format and read more easily either with JAWS or Acrobat
Proquest, ebrary, and elibro eBook chapters can be downloaded DRM-free in PDF format and read more easily either with JAWS or Acrobat
Some older EBSCOhost eBooks, most notably older NetLibrary eBooks, cannot be read with either JAWS or Adobe Acrobat
Some Library databases, such as JSTOR, including Open Access JSTOR eBook contain PDFs of page images. Since these pages were not created with optical character recognition they cannot be read aloud with either JAWS or Acrobat
A list of databases offering downloadable PDF content follows below
Formerly netLibrary, this collection combines titles purchased individually by HCC librarians, the TexShare netLibrary Collection, the Community College Collection, and the Academic Collection. Get Help
"The ebooks, which reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content, are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative Commons licenses determined by the publisher. The titles are easy to use, with no DRM restrictions and no limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. "
The Science and Technology Ebook Subscription offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. It is designed to facilitate the research workflow and outcomes for your library and its users. The Subscription included renowned publishers such as Wiley, Island Press, World Scientific Press, University of North Carolina Press, Elsevier Science, Rutgers University Press, and Temple University Press.
Includes 1,564 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods. Each essay includes a concise introductory preface and a biography placing the author's work within a personal and historical framework. (Full-text)