Services for Readers with Print Disabilities

Print Disabilities Defined

The Canadian Copyright Act defines "perceptual disabilities" as including:

  • Learning Disability - an impairment relating to comprehension
  • Physical Disability - the inability to hold or manipulate a book (this includes something as simple as arthritis)
  • Visual Disability - severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes

A person may be temporarily print disabled and still be eligible to use specialised services.

You will find many accessible materials at and through the Library, including audiobooks, a Daisy reader available for loan, and downloadable ebooks that will allow you to change to change colours, fonts, and text size to make reading easier.

For even more resources, including audio magazines and audiobooks not otherwise available, we can set you up to access CELA and NNELS, free services for library patrons with print disabilities. These services ensure equitable access to library materials.

  • CELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access
  • NNELS - National Network for Equitable Library Service

Contact us for more information, or to register as a patron with a print disability.