This is an overview of the accessibility benefits and obstacles of a selection of ebook readers, aimed at giving you a useful starting point if you are interested in trying ebooks out for yourself. Three main things to be aware of are:
- ebook readers vary greatly in their accessibility features, please read our guide on the main devices available.
- Different ebook readers support different ebook formats - ePub, Amazon format (AZW) and PDF are the mains ones.
- There might be restrictions on what you can do with your ebook - Digital Rights Management (DRM) software designed to prevent piracy can restrict what you do with an ebook, for example: Amazon ebooks can only be read on Amazon ebook readers.
If you are interested in more general information on ebook readers visit the Which? website.