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Finding Ebooks for Social Work

Ebook producers that require registration as a person with a print disability

It is common that people with disabilities find the amount of time needed for a school's disability office to convert an entire book is impractical for a research project in the course of a semester.  Therefore, it is helpful to find books that are already accessible when possible. It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of the world's books are available in an accessible format.  Hunter College's Office of AccessAbility will commonly assist with searching for accessible copies in the sources below. 


Learning Ally

BARD National Library Service

Other Sources for Ebooks Accessible for people with Print Disabilities

Kindle App 

Download the latest version of Kindle for PC (1.19 or above) that supports screen readers as well as text-to-speech, without having to download the Accessibility Plugin. Visit the Kindle for PC Accessibility Features help page to learn more about its functions.

Not all Kindle books are screen reader accessible.  The Kindle Store identifies supported content by major screen readers with the text “Screen Reader: Supported” on the product detail pages. This indicates that the book is compatible with many popular screen readers: VoiceView on Fire Tablets and Kindle E-readers, VoiceOver on iOS, TalkBack on Android, and NVDA on Windows. Functionality may vary across titles and screen readers.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive includes some items where users have to register as a person with a disability.  Users who register with a disability can access some digital content on Internet Archive that nondisabled users can only access in print.