Accessibility Support

For assistance with finding or retrieving books and printing, photocopying or scanning journal articles:

Accessible Content E-Portal

The Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) contains alternative formats of the print book collections of participating Ontario colleges and universities.

Access ACE:

  1. Eligible users can request a token by filling out the ACE token form.
    • other formats of this form available upon request
  2. Log-in to the ACE platform with your token to search for books.

How the ACE service works:

If you require textbooks or other course materials in alternative formats please contact the Accessible Learning Services.

ACE is managed by Scholars Portal, a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. This initiative is possible because the Canadian Copyright Act supports persons with perceptual disabilities.

Library Building: North Campus

Do not hesitate to ask any library staff for assistance. In the event of a fire alarm, go to the nearest exit and wait for help in exiting the building.

  • The elevators are wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible washrooms are available on every floor of the LRC.
  • Clearview+ magnifier is available in the Library on the 4th floor.
  • There are height-adjustable print release stations on the 3rd and 4th floors.

The Adaptive Technology Room is in L3082 on the 3rd floor of the LRC. The room includes the following:

  • Hardware: 10 PC computers
  • Software: Read & Write, Kurzweil 3000, Jaws, Zoomtext
  • Notify staff if another student is using equipment that you need.

Library Building: Lakeshore Campus

Do not hesitate to ask any library staff for assistance. In the event of a fire alarm, go to the nearest exit and wait for help in exiting the building.

  • The Library entrance is a motion sensor door.
  • The barrier-free lift provides wheelchair and scooter access between library levels. Get the lift key at the circulation desk.
  • Washrooms are located just outside the Library.
  • There are height-adjustable print release stations in the Library and the L Building.

The Adaptive Technology space is located on the main floor of the Library (library layout). The room includes the following:

  • Hardware: 1 Optelec, 3 PC computers
  • Software: Read & Write, Kurzweil 3000, Jaws, Zoomtext
  • Notify staff if another student is using equipment that you need.

DVDs and Streaming Videos

Check which DVDs and streaming videos are captioned:

  1. Use the Library's video search.
  2. Type "captioned" in the box.
  3. Browse the results list for what is available.

Contact staff at library@humber.ca when:

  • You don't find what you're looking for.
  • Your required video is not captioned or another format is needed.

Database Vendor Compliance

LEAP is a College Libraries Ontario (CLO) initiative that is supported by the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS).

  • LEAP is a self-audit tool that library staff at participating institutions use to evaluate the accessibility of library e-resources.
  • Completed evaluations are entered into a repository of accessibility assessment reports.
  • Library staff can review the reports as they make acquisition decisions, support library users, and advocate for e-resource publishers to continually improve their accessibility features.
  • Humber participates in LEAP by conducting accessibility assessments and adding them to the repository.

Contact library@humber.ca if you need alternative formats for content from any library database.

Choose from the list to find eResources specific to that type.