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.

Library Building: Orangeville Campus

Humber Libraries partners with the Orangeville Public Library to provide services for Orangeville campus. The Alder Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library includes:

  • Accessible furniture
  • Headphones and large print high contrast keyboards for computer workstations
  • Automatic door openers and flush curbs at entrances
  • Parking spaces close to entrance for individuals with accessible parking permits
  • Fully accessible washrooms

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 your're looking for.
  • Your required video is not captioned or another format is needed.

Database Vendor Compliance

EBSCOhost

ProQuest

Gale (Cengage)

Other Vendors

Contact library@humber.ca if you need alternative formats for any other database not listed here.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.