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ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal)

ACE is a new service from Scholars Portal, which supports students with print disabilities at participating universities in Ontario by providing access to library books in five different accessible formats through an online platform.

Logging into ACE

This page describes how to login to ACE using your token, to gain access to our collection of accessible texts. Please use the links below to jump to a particular section, or browse them all by scrolling further.

Logging in

In order to log into ACE, please bookmark or save the following login link:

Log into ACE

On the login page, you will need to enter your token in order to access ACE. A token is a unique string of ten letters and numbers which you are assigned by your university's accessibility department. Please save this token in a secure place so you can easily find it when you need to log in, and never share your token with anyone. If you do not have a token or have lost yours, please get in touch with your local ACE coordinator.

Once you have entered your token, you will also need to agree with the ACE terms of service before proceeding. Please read through each of the statements, then acknowledge your agreement using the checkbox at the bottom. When you are ready, click the Submit button.

Screenshot of ACE Portal login page

You will be taken to a page confirming that you have successfully logged into ACE. Click the Click here to continue link to get to the main ACE interface, where you will now be able to explore the collection.

Screenshot of message indicating successful login

Staying logged in

Once you have logged into ACE, the system should usually keep you logged in until you close your browser. However, depending on your Internet connection, your browser settings, and the amount of time your browser has been idle, sometimes you may unintentionally get logged out.

You may notice you have been logged out when you click on a book. If you are not logged in, no download links will appear on the page. You may also notice the message displayed above the cover image, which says This title is only available by providing a valid access code. To log back in, simply click on Click here link located right below this message.

Screenshot of message indicating user is not logged into the ACE Portal

Alternatively, if you have been logged out, an ACE link will also appear in the top right-hand corner of the page. You can click this link to log back into ACE. Do not click the regular Login link—this will only let you log into the broader Scholars Portal Books platform, and will not give you access to the accessible texts in the ACE collection.

Screenshot of link to log back into the ACE Portal

If you still cannot open a book after logging back in, it is possible that your school does not have access to the book. Remember, ACE includes books for many universities across Ontario, but you will only have access to books that your university's library has in print (see the FAQs for more information about this). If you have any more questions, please get in touch with your local ACE coordinator.