Recommended Resources

Report on Accessible Media (ROAM)

In 2015, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) released the Report on Accessible Media (ROAM).

ROAM is the result of a number of months research into the delivery of accessible media at Ontario universities. The study seeks to identify a range of service options available to Ontario’s university libraries to ensure fair and equitable access to video collections held at university libraries across the province. ROAM was produced by OCUL with support from the Government of Ontario.

The report includes:

  • an environmental scan including current practices, legal framework and future trends
  • technology workflows and methodologies
  • questions and some answers for libraries about accessible media provision
  • options for libraries to provide accessible collections
  • a directory of commercial and crowd-sourced services specializing in accessible media production
  • best practices
  • suggested resources

Accessible Content e-Portal (ACE)

Accessible Content e-Portal (ACE) is a project aimed at enhancing the ability of university libraries in Ontario to provide barrier-free access to textual resources (books, documents, journals) for students and faculty with various kinds of reading disabilities. This project is run by the Ontario Council of University Librarians (OCUL).

Alternative Education Resources Ontario (AERO)

Alternative Education Resources Ontario (AERO) is a project created to provide alternate format text to students with perceptual disabilities who attend publicly assisted educational institutions in Ontario. This project is run by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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