Adaptive and Assistive Features: Virtual Library

 

Our Virtual Library resources, which you can access entirely from home with your Library Card number and password, offers content with features that increase accessibility to patrons with disabilities. Don't have a Library Card? Apply for a Library Card online.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

OverDrive provides eBooks that allow you to select dyslexic font or to change the font size. It also offers an extensive eAudiobook collection. Here are links to some OverDrive FAQs that address accessibility issues:


cloudLibrary, Libby and hoopla allow you to change the font size in ebooks, and offer eAudiobook collections. cloudLibrary also allows you to select dyslexic font.

Video

hoopla endeavors to provide closed captioning for all video content when available. You can view their accessibility statement by clicking on the PDF below.

Kanopy offers accessibility features for visually impaired users and deaf or hard of hearing users, as follows:

  • Kanopy's website and video player works with screen reader technologies on desktop browsers, as well as iOS and Android devices. 
  • Keyboard navigation is supported for all browsers and the video player allows users to tab into the player from elsewhere on the web page or browser.
  • Closed captioning is available for all video content.
  • Kanopy is working to upgrade their video player to support audio description and are experimenting by adding audio description with some pilot films for users. Following this, they will be able to make audio described versions of films when available from our content partners. 

For Kids

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books for children in English, Spanish and French. The Chapter Books collection allows readers to change the colors of the background and text, as well as the font style, size and line spacing.

Some children's eBooks in the OverDrive collection also include narration.

hoopla also offers a number of eBooks with read-along technology that can be streamed to devices (Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV).