The Library is committed to providing equal access to all of our services and collections. Please contact us if you experience an accessibility barrier while using the library or have a suggestion on how we can make the library more accessible for you.
Using the Library
Please ask library staff if you need assistance:
- locating books or other materials
- printing, photocopying or scanning
- locating accessible software on student PCs
- using the accessibility features of our e-resources
Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)
The Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) contains alternative formats of the print book collections of participating Ontario colleges and universities.
Only current Mohawk students and faculty who have a verified perceptual disability can request access to ACE. Users can browse or search the library's collection of accessible material by logging into ACE with an assigned User or Admin Token which can be obtained by contacting Accessible Learning Services.
The following eBook resources have accessibility features built in:
- Ebook Central: If you are using a screen reader, have it ‘read’ the banner at the top of the page. It will ‘read’ the option of displaying the book’s content in screen-readable-text mode. Select this mode. If you have further accessibility needs, contact Proquest Customer Service to request accessibility mode for your account.
- EBSCOhost eBooks: JAWS version 12 in combination with Firefox web browser must be used to support ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) standards. Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces.
- Safari eBooks includes keyboard shortcuts to enhance accessibilty. If you are using a screen reader, contact Safari Customer Service to switch to a version of the Content Reader that is accessible to screen readers.
- EBSCOhost Audiobooks: JAWS version 12 in combination with Firefox web browser must be used to support ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) standards. Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces.
The following online video resources have accessibility features built in.
- CBC Curio
- Common Craft Online Videos
- Films on Demand
- McNabb Connolly Video Collection
- Videatives Online Videos
- National Film Board
- McIntyre Media
- EBSCOhost: EBSCOhost databases can be navigated with only a keyboard. As well, a text-to-speech reader application appears on magazine/journal article displays. Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces
- ProQuest: Much of the content within ProQuest is available in PDF format. Links will open in a new window on your computer to view documents in PDF format. Some PDFs have been created from scanned text and are therefore accessible to screen readers. However, a large proportion of older content, as well as content provided by third-party publishers, was created from scanned images of original text. Text in the images is not accessible to screen readers. This content is identified with the label 'Scanned image PDF.' The label appears on links and page headers where appropriate. Accessibility Information for Proquest Interfaces
Adaptive Technology Workstations
All library computers are equipped with JAWS and ZoomText software. To learn more about adaptive technology and the services available at Mohawk College, please visit the Accessible Learning website.