In this article:

We are Committed to

🌈 Personalising Your Perlego Experience

🧭 Navigating the Perlego Website and eReader

🖼 Image Descriptions‍

💬 External Screen-Readers and Text-to-Speech

🌏 Languages

📰 Copying and Printing‍

‍👓 Online & Offline Reading

🤖 Web Browser & Device Support for Perlego


✊ We are Committed to

  • Including accessibility as part of our digital strategy

  • Integrating accessibility into our design and development process

  • Including people with disabilities and additional learning requirements in our design personas and user-testing

  • Conducting bi-annual external accessibility audits to accurately measure and identify areas of improvement

  • Building new features with accessibility at the forefront

  • Providing accessibility training for our staff

We are on a mission to make learning accessible to all by providing unlimited and affordable access to an endlessly growing library of resources students need to learn. In doing so, we also want to ensure that this access is as inclusive as possible to all of the different types of learners around the world, including those with learning disabilities and auditory, motor, and/or visual impairments.

Accredited by ASPIRE, an expert verification service for accessibility statements, with a gold-rated score of 91%, we're committed to building a product that meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level AA standard and the Section 508 standard of the Rehabilitation Act.

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☝️ Help us improve:

If you have any questions or come across any accessibility issues while using our product, please get in touch with our Customer Support Team via [email protected] or live chat!


🌈 Personalising Your Perlego experience

There are some differences to note between ePUB and PDF eBooks formats:

ePUBs

  • the more mobile-friendly format (page can adapt to screen size)

  • you can change the text style (font and size)

  • you can also change the background colour scheme (light mode, sepia mode, night mode)

Because of the features above, this means that ePUBs do not have page numbers that correspond to a physical book. If you would like to reference an ePUB, check out this article on how to do so.

PDFs

  • more similar to a physical book - you won't be able to change the font size or style

  • you can zoom

  • includes page numbers

The Perlego interface is compliant with WCAG Level AA contrast guidelines for an optimal reading experience across the platform.

🖥 On the Perlego Website

The Perlego eReader allows you to easily adjust colours and text settings to make reading even easier, and your preferences will be automatically saved as the new default for all books 👌

ePUB experience:

  • Switch the background colour between white, paper, sepia, or black (ideal for those late-night study sessions)

  • Select your preferred font style such as Georgia or Arial. We also have OpenDyslexic font, which is specifically designed to increase readability for learners with dyslexia

  • Adjust the text size - you can increase the text size by over 200% without experiencing any formatting issues

  • Chose between BeeLine’s various text colour options to read more efficiently and maintain focus

Note: Customisation of text spacing, line height, and margins is not currently available

PDF experience

  • Zoom in and out of pages. The maximum zoom limit is 100% and Perlego will open all PDFs in full-screen width by default to ensure they are as readable as possible

  • Switch the background colour between white, paper, sepia or black

📲 On the Perlego App

ePUB experience:

  • Switch the background colour between white, paper, sepia, or black (ideal for those late-night study sessions)

  • Select your preferred font style such as Serif or Sans-Serif. We also have OpenDyslexic font, which is specifically designed to increase readability for learners with dyslexia

  • Adjust the text size - you can increase the text size by over 200% without experiencing any formatting issues

  • Split-view accessibility on iPads allows you to use multiple apps alongside Perlego

  • Apple Pencil compatibility, so you have the option to use the tools most practical for you

PDF experience

  • Easily zoom in and out of your page


🧭 Navigating the Perlego Website and eReader

The Perlego website provides the correct HTML semantics for navigational content. This includes:

  • Heading levels

  • Navigation

  • List items

  • Button, links and hyperlinks...

Note: The extent of this feature may vary by publisher. You also cannot make highlights or notes using the keyboard just yet

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🖼 Image Descriptions‍

Perlego provides alt text and long descriptions when needed for all images and icons in the user interface.

Our content supports both alt text and long descriptions when provided by the publishers. We actively encourage all publishers to produce and provide ePUB content that adheres to the WCAG AA standard.

Note: This is currently unavailable on the app


💬 External Screen-Readers and Text-to-Speech

We do not offer a built-in text-to-speech option yet - but it is on our roadmap. In the meantime, we don’t restrict external screen-reader and text-to-speech tools from being used, although we cannot guarantee they will work consistently across all of our content as this is dependent on the content provided by publishers as well as compatibility across third-party apps.


🌏 Languages

You can currently search for books across six different languages on Perlego: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese (and we plan to add many more!)


📰 Copying and Printing‍

Copy & paste is available as a feature in the Perlego eReader. This is currently only available on desktop web browsers. You will be able to copy up to 10% of a book, so be sure to only copy what you need to paste outside of Perlego.

The copy limit is decided by publishers and fair dealing under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

Printing follows the same 10% restriction and cannot be done from inside the eReader itself.

Copy & paste is not yet available on the app


‍👓 Online & Offline Reading

🕸️ On the website

As long as you have a stable internet connection you can access your Perlego library of more than 1 million books 🙌 Please note - you cannot download books on the browser at this time.

🍎 On the app

Download up to 30 books at a time to read either online or offline using the Perlego iOS & Android app. Your library automatically syncs between your devices so you can pick up where you left off. Downloads will expire after 30 days, but you are welcome to renew them anytime.

You're not able to export a book off of Perlego (for example onto a personal eReader) as this goes against copyright laws and publisher rights.


🤖 Web Browser & Device Support for Perlego

👽 Web browsers

Perlego is optimised for the latest versions of desktop browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

🤳 Mobiles & tablets

Whilst the Perlego app is compatible with most mobile devices that run iOS and Android, there are some minimum specifications to ensure that our customers receive the Perlego reading experience they expect:

Android specifications:

• Version 8 (Oreo) and above

• Minimum 1.5GB RAM

iOS specifications:

• Version 13 and above

• Minimum 1.5GB RAM

We always recommend being on the latest software and app version🤖 to help you have the best experience you can on Perlego.


Perlego is always striving to be as accessible as possible as we continue to grow. If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions please feel encouraged to reach out to our Customer Support Team via [email protected] or live chat - we'd love to hear from you 💚

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