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Ask for a Book is run by Opening the Book and we want as many people as possible to able to use it.

That means you should be able to:

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Custom keyboard commands

The following keyboard command will help you navigate the ASK chooser.

  • s - focus on the book/theme chooser
  • c - view Cover designs
  • t - view Themes
  • f - view Family-friendly
  • Right arrow - next cover or theme
  • Left arrow - previous cover or theme
  • Enter - select book or theme

We’ve also made the website text clear and simple to understand. has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

This website is accessible up to WCAG 2.1 standards.

Contact us

If you have problems accessing our website please contact us by email or phone 01977 602188.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Ask for a Book relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Cookies


This statement was last reviewed on 25th October 2023 and will be regularly reviewed in future.