ACE (Accessible Content E-portal)

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).

Make a digitization request.

Need help making or tracking a digitization request? Contact Scholar's Portal (OCUL) at ace@scholarsportal.info or call 416-946-8616. Please carefully review the Digitization Checklist below before submitting a digitization request.

Connect to the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)

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

Digitization Cheat Sheets

Digitization checklist for colleges

Digitization checklist for book contributors

ACE Bookmark slips (PDF)

ACE Bookmark slips (Word)

Choosing a scannable copy resources

Self-declaration for for patrons with a perceptual disability

ACE Summary of Terms

Guides and training materials

ACE FAQs

Lessons Learned Report

ACE libguide for staff

ACE libguide for students

ACE Tutorial: Getting Started

ACE Tutorial: Navigating & Searching

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

ACE Service Sample Communication Materials

ACE Flyer (English)

ACE Flyer (French)

ACE Bookmark (English)

ACE Bookmark (French)

Please note, the above resources were developed by Scholars Portal.