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Are Library digital resources accessible?

Library digital resource collections have different features and interfaces which may or may not be accessible. Library staff can help you determine if a Library digital resource collection is accessible using the Library eResources Accessibility Portal (LEAP).

What is LEAP?

LEAP is a self-audit tool that library staff at participating institutions use to evaluate the accessibility of library e-resources. Below is some information about the LEAP tool:

  • It provides a growing repository of accessibility assessment reports that library staff can review to help make acquisition decisions, support library users, and advocate for accessible e-resources.
  • LEAP is a College Libraries Ontario (CLO) initiative that is supported by the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS).
  • Completed database evaluations are entered into LEAP repository.
  • Library staff can review the assessment reports to determine the level of database accessibility.

Contact the AC Library’s LEAP lead Jennifer Vanderburg at if you have any questions about LEAP or want to view an assessment report.