Printed text or images can be viewed in higher magnification by connecting a visualiser--available upon request--to the large screen computer monitor or flat-screen TV in the Accessible Pod.
PDFs can also be converted to an editable TEXT document.
To save a PDF file into plain text, open the file in Adobe Acrobat X Pro, go to “File” and click on the option to “Save As”, select "Other options", and choose either “Text (Accessible)" or "Text (Plain)".
In Adobe Acrobat DC, after opening the file, go to "File" and click on the option to "Export to", and choose either “Text (Accessible)" or "Text (Plain)".
When searching in databases for journal articles, some full text may display as browser-embedded PDFs, which makes it difficult for screen reader users that rely on tabbing to navigate within browser web pages.
To have an alternative access to a more integrated user experience of the full text and browser controls, Adobe Acrobat / Reader must first be configured to display PDFs in a separate window, not embedded within the browser.
To configure the settings in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat