Accessible Library Collections

Did you know?

  • Print disabilities affect approximately 10% of the Canadian population
  • Approximately 5% of text materials are currently available in a format that is accessible to persons with print disabilities
  • According to the Copyright Act (section 32), a print disability is a learning, physical or visual, disability that impairs a person from reading conventional print

B.C.’s public libraries operate as a network to respond to the needs of people with print disabilities.​

The following programs grant access to collections across the province and are available through local public libraries:

Resources for Publishers

Inclusive publishing is the methodology and practice of creating a single, commercial publication which can be accessed by everyone irrespective of print disability, using mainstream or specialist assistive technology.  NNELS provides a tools for publishers interested in making books and other content available to Canadians with print disabilities.