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Library Services for users with disabilities: Database Accessibility

Captioned Videos

Closed captioning is available for most of the titles in the library Films on Demand Database.  To turn on Closed Captioning:

  1.    Hover the mouse over the video player on the View Video page.
  2.    When available the "Captions" button will appear in the upper right corner of the video player.
  3.    Select "English" from the drop down menu to display English subtitles

While most Films on Deman videos are captioned, there are a few exceptions.  Newly added titles sometimes take one to two weeks before captionining is visible and videos in languages other than English are currently not supported by Films on Demand's closed captioning

All videos created by The Mary & John Gray Library are fully captioned.  You can view these video tutorials at the library Youtube page.

Read Aloud HTML Articles

HTML Full Text Articles in EBSCO Databases include have a read aloud and download mp3 feature.

  1.    Select the HTML Full Text link
  2. Click the orange play icon (appearing just under the article's title) to start audio
  3. You can select from up to three accents from the drop down box
  4. Click the download icon to download an mp3 file of the audio

Read Aloud PDF Files

PDF Articles downloaded from the library databases or other websites can be read aloud using Adobe Reader (pre-installed on library computers).

  1.    Open PDF File
  2.    Click "View" option located on the top of the file
  3.    Select "Read Out Loud" from the drop down list
  4.    Click "Activate Read Out Loud"

Request Audio Books through Interlibrary Loan

Library users can request to borrow materials not found at the Mary & John Gray library from other libraries using interlibrary loan.  When available interlibrary loan can try and obtain audio book versions of commercial books.

The Interlibrary loan page allows user to request these items.  Materials typically take seven to ten business days to arrive.