Please note, the Accessibility Toolkit was last updated in 2014. Recommendations included in the Toolkit may not reflect current standards or best practices.


The Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE) Pilot Project is a collaboration of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the University of Toronto, with support from the Government of Ontario as a part of the EnAbling Change Program. This program is an initiative of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and provides financial support and expertise to organizations to educate an industry or sector across the province on their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

The ACE Toolkit Working Group, comprised of representatives with diverse expertise from the following OCUL institutions has been responsible for the development of this toolkit:

Participating institutions

Algoma University

McMaster University

Queen’s University

Ryerson University

University of Guelph

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

Western University

York University


Chittenden, Michelle; Coordinator, Services for Students with Disabilities, LRS Librarian, Queen’s University

Collins, Nancy; Communications and Liaison Librarian, University of Waterloo

Craig, Dana; Environmental Studies Liaison Librarian, York University

Darnell, Alan; Director; OCUL, Scholars Portal Services

Davidson, Catherine; Associate University Librarian, York University

Davis, Kate; Assistant Director, OCUL, Scholars Portal

Ervin-Ward, Anika; Administration and Communications Coordinator, OCUL

Gayhart, Lisa; Digital Communications Services Librarian, University of Toronto

Gledhill, Tarrah; Network Services Specialist, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto

Glushko, Bobby; Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, University of Toronto

Gow, Athol; Library Accessibility Services, University of Guelph

Greenberg, Amy; Assistant Director (Research & Learning and Member Services), OCUL, Scholars Portal

Isard, Robin; E-Services Librarian, Algoma University

Jin, Lei; Electronic Resources Librarian, Collection Services Team, Ryerson University

Martin, Heather; Copyright Officer and Manager E-Learning, Reserves & ERM, University of Guelph

McTaggart, Judy; Information Services and Resources Associate, Porter Information Services and Resources, University of Waterloo

Michaud, Diane, Former Accessibility Services Librarian, Ryerson University

Pereyaslavska, Katya; Project Manager, OCUL, Scholars Portal

Pottier, Anne; Associate University Librarian, McMaster University

Rykse, Harriet; Digital Information Resources Librarian, Western University

Scardellato, Kathy; Executive Director, OCUL

Swartz, Mark; Copyright Specialist, Queen’s University

Szigeti, Kathy; Liaison Librarian for Chemistry and Earth Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

Trimble, Leanne; Data & Geospatial Librarian, OCUL, Scholars Portal

Walker, Jeff; Manager, Systems Support Team, University of Guelph

Wason, Janet; Co-ordinator, Library Services for Persons with Disabilities, University of Waterloo

Whyte Appleby, Jacqueline; Client Services Librarian, OCUL, Scholars Portal