Using Ebrary in Accessibility Mode (from Ebrary website)

If you use assistive technologies such as screen readers, ebrary offers accessibility mode for easy of navigation. In accessibility mode, some display pages show more or less detail and check boxes have been adjusted for ease of use.

To turn on accessibility mode:

  1. Go to the site and click My Settings in the top right corner.
  2. With the Settings tab selected (the default), scroll down to Choose your accessibility mode.
  3. Click the Display pages in accessibility mode check box.
  4. Click Set Preferences

Accessibility mode results in a number of changes that are not explicitly highlighted in this Help system. Changes to advanced search, the Search page, and the Bookshelf are most noticeable.

Note If you need a screen reader enabled for ebrary QuickView, see your librarian. See Enabling the Screen Reader for additional information.

Advanced Search Page in Accessibility Mode

The Search page has been organized for easy navigation. Instead of buttons for adding search fields, it offers the following preset fields:

  • Three text fields which default to a Text and Key field, a Subject field, and a Title field. Each field is user selectable. For example, you could change the first field to Title and the second field to Author or Publisher.
  • A number field that defaults to Dewey Decimal Number but can be changed to ISBN, LC Call Number, or Publication Year.
  • A set of check boxes for Document Type, Document Language, and Collection.

Bookshelf in Accessibility Mode

The bookshelf contains a list of numbered folders. You can reorder folders using the numbers and assign documents to folders by specifying the document numbers.

To add a document to a folder in your bookshelf:

  1. Add the document to your bookshelf.
  2. In an ebrary reader, choose InfoTools > Add To Bookshelf or annotate the book with a note.
  3. Click the Bookshelf tab.
  4. Click the File this book button to the right of the document title.
  5. Select the check box that files the book and all its annotations, or select one or more check boxes for filing individual annotations, then select the check box for the folder or folders to which you want to move the selection and click Move

To remove a book from a folder

  • Tab to the red check box next to the book and select it.

To reorder folders:

  1. In the Bookshelf tab, change one or more numbers in the boxes to the left of the folder name.
  2. Click Reorder folders.

Updated Ebrary instructions for JAWS 7/26/2006

If you are using Ebrary from your CSU office or Home computer be sure to download the Ebrary software when prompted. If you do not have administrative rights to your computer at CI, then contact the IT helpdesk to have it installed for you.

  • Use IE6, Mozilla 1.7x, or Netscape 7.x only.
  • Have the user work with the table of contents in order to initially navigate throughout the document.
  • Only use Notepad or WordPad during the copy process versus Microsoft Word (which adds adds formatting)

InfoTools Keyboard Shortcuts

  • The Right Arrow key scrolls to the right until the end of the page is reached. When you are at the bottom of a page, the Right Arrow key takes you to the beginning of the next page. (This behavior mimics that of MS Word)
  • The Left Arrow key is similar to the Right Arrow key, but will scroll to the left until the beginning of the page is reached. When you are at the beginning of the page, the Left Arrow key will take you to the end of the previous page.
  • The Down Arrow key moves the cursor ahead to the next line. If you are at the bottom of the page, it will jump to the next page
  • The Up Arrow key is similar to the Down Arrow key, but moves the cursor back to the previous line, and if at the top of a page, will jump to the previous page.
  • Using the Shift and any of the arrow keys will disable the ability to scroll to next or previous pages
  • Using Control and the Up Arrow keys will automatically take you to the previous page
  • Using Control and the Down Arrow keys will automatically take you to the next page
  • Using Control and the Open Bracket keys will take you to a Previous Highlight
  • Using Control and the Close Bracket keys will take you to a Next Highlight
  • The Page Up Key will take you to a Previous Page
  • The Page Down Key will take you to the Next Page
  • The Home Key will take you to the beginning of the page
  • The End key will take you to the end of the page.
  • Ctrl-C Copies selected text if text is selected
  • Ctrl-G Go to a specific Page
  • Ctrl-N Go to a Specific Page
  • Ctrl-R Search Document
  • Ctrl-P Print Current Page
  • Ctrl-Shift-A Selects or Deselects entire page (Toggle)
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