Services for Print Disabled

CELA and NNELS are 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 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
  • 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 CELA and NNELS