Inclusive reading for all: Introducing PressReader Accessibility

2020-12-18
|In News

At PressReader, we believe reading should be inclusive and accessible for all readers. That’s why we created an accessibility mode for readers who rely on tools like assistive technology to access content at learning centers, institutions, and businesses. 

PressReader Accessibility Mode is fully compliant to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

With keyboard navigation, compatibility with screen readers, color contrast, large named buttons, and user font size control —  it's a custom experience that's fully immersive for users who need it most. 

Keyboard navigation

Access your favorite publications with just a keyboard.

PressReader Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

Integrated keyboard navigation allows readers to browse publications with just a few taps — making it simple for those with motor disabilities or require easier navigation. They can switch from one article to the next using the TAB and ENTER keys.

Font enhancement

Text adjusted for your visual requirements

 

PressReader Accessibility: Font enhancement

Flexible font size is key to making content accessible to everyone. We’ve made it possible for readers to enlarge or shrink the font size on our publications to fit their unique needs.

Article View

Seamless reading experience

PressReader Accessibility: Article ViewPressReader Accessibility extracts text from the original newspaper or magazine replica and presents it in a way that’s simple to navigate. Publications break down into sections for easy reading, so readers don't need to scan through an entire page to find what they're looking for. They can focus on one article at a time to reduce distractions.

Compatibility

Reading or listening fit for everyone

PressReader Accessibility: Compatibility

Many with visual impairment, or low vision, rely on screen readers to convert digital text into speech — allowing them to listen to the content on the screen. PressReader Accessibility is compatible with popular screen readers on the market. It’s also available through the internet browser on desktop and mobile devices. 

Go ahead, experience it for yourself

  1. On pressreader.com, hit Tab on your keyboard to switch to Accessibility Mode.
  2. Or click the 3-dot menu in the top right corner and select Accessibility Mode.
  3. Voila! You're in. Choose your favorite title and try out all the features.

 

 

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