The iPad provides three color settings that you can use with iBooks to change the contrast of your e-book. Sepia provides a more traditional paperback color, while the Night option makes it easier to read in the dark. You can also change accessibility settings on the iPad to make viewing easier in general. Other options you can change include the ability to choose from five font styles, adjust the text size and change from a page view to a scrolling view format.

IBook Contrast

Step 1

Open the book you want to read on your iPad using the iBooks app.

Step 2

Select the "Aa" icon in the menu bar.

Step 3

Adjust the brightness slider left or right to decease or increase the light level of the backlight.

Step 4

Tap the small "A" to decrease the font size. Tap the large "A" to increase the font size.

Step 5

Change from page view to scrolling view by setting the "Scrolling View" toggle switch to the "on" position.

Step 6

Select a contrast option by selecting one of the available color bubbles.

Step 7

Tap anywhere outside the settings box to return to your book.

Accessibility Settings

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" app.

Step 2

Select the "General" option and choose "Accessibility."

Step 3

Set the "Invert Colors" toggle switch to the "on" position to completely reverse the contrast.

Step 4

Select the "Increase Contrast" option and set the "Increase Contrast" toggle switch to the "on" position.