Reading. Reimaged! Print alternatives at your Library.
If you know someone who has trouble reading print because of a disability, a partnership between NGPL and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) offers lots of other ways to read.
- Audio, e-text, Braille and other formats
- Accessible books, newspapers & magazines
- Material for all ages and interests
- Summer Reading Club for Children
- Accessible online services – read or do research on the web
- Material in English or French
Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:
- Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension
- Physical disability inability to hold or manipulate a book
- Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move ones’s eyes
Note: No documentation is required from your doctor. You can self-declare your need to access this service and will not be turned away. If you have difficulty picking up, or holding a book, you are also eligible. This service is not limited to persons with visual or learning disabilities.
You can utilize the collection in a number of ways:
- Borrow from the circulating collection at the library, A Daisy reader is available for short-term loans.
- Download books from the CNIB Digital Library & Children’s Discovery Portal to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
- Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
- Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.