OCLS and HLLR’s AODA Committee has partnered with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) to pilot the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE), a growing repository of accessible format texts.
A pilot initiative runs from January 1 - April 30, 2015, followed by a year long trial from May 1, 2015-April 30, 2016, which will enable the colleges to meet s.18 AODA requirements.
ACE "supports users with print disabilities at participating institutions by making library collections accessible through an online platform. ACE contains a variety of print library materials which have been digitized and made available in accessible formats. Eligible users can also request print materials to be added to the collection on demand through their on-demand digitization service." (OCUL, 2014).
Need help making or tracking a digitization request? Contact Scholar's Portal (OCUL) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-946-8616. Please carefully review the Digitization Checklist below before submitting a digitization request.
If you need to cancel your digitization request, fill out the Digitization Request Cancellation Form. Fill out one form per ACE item, and ensure you have included the ACE item number from your confirmation email. There are several reasons you may need to use this form. For example, if a student cancels their request for an accessible copy of an item, or if you obtain accessible materials from another source.
Forms and Resources
ACE Bookmark slips (PDF)
ACE Bookmark slips (Word)
Guides and training materials
Two webinar recordings are also available upon request:
- OCLS/Scholars Portal Webinar
- ACE Marketing Webinar and Panel Discussion
Communications materials: Promote ACE at your college
Please note, the above resources were developed by Scholars Portal.