Mohawk Library is committed to providing equal access to all of our services and collections. Contact the Library 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.

Accessible Resources

  • EBSCOhost: EBSCOhost databases can be navigated with a keyboard and a text-to-speech reader application appears on all 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. Accessibility Information for Proquest Interfaces
  • Gale: Gale is committed to making its products accessible to users of all abilities and strives to make products universally accessible and user-friendly in conformance with Section 508 standards of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Accessibility Information for Gale Interfaces

The majority of our eBook databases meet or exceed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and content can be read using screen reading software such as JAWS and NVDA.

  • Ebook Central is designed for patrons with accessibility needs, particularly the blind and visually impaired. Accessibility Mode is supported on laptops and desktops (not tablets and phones). View the Ebook Central Accessibility Guide for full documentation.
  • EBSCOhost eBooks are delivered on the EBSCOhost and EDS platforms, which are Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant, and for which VPATs are available. EBSCO eBooks also follow ARIA best practices and the recommendations of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative to make content accessible to all users. View the EBSCO eBook Accessibility User Guide for full documentation.

The following online video resources have closed captioning options and in some cases, full transcripts:

Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE)

ACE contains alternative formats of print book collections from 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 the Accessible Learning Services department.

Source: Scholars Portal, Published Aug 8, 2018

Accessible Workstations & Software

 The following software is available on student PCs at all Library locations:

  • JAWS: Accessed via the directory
  • Read&Write: Accessed via the directory
  • Kurzweil: Accessed via MohawkApps
  • ZoomIt: Accessed via MohawkApps

To learn more about adaptive technology and the services available at Mohawk College, visit the Accessible Learning website.

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 IAHS Library 905-575-1212 x6835

 Stoney Creek Library 905-575-2504

   Text Us 289-277-0114


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