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Everything tagged: Accessibility

Update to Planned Reduction to Federal Funding for Accesible Reading Materials; NNELS, CELA Response

The federal government yesterday announced a change to the planned reduction in funding to NNELS and CELA for accessible reading materials.

News March 17, 2021 


Advocating for Continued Funding for Accessible Reading Materials

CELA and NNELS are campaigning to maintain federal funding for their programs to create and distribute accessible reading materials to Canadians.

Blog March 15, 2021 


CELA, Penguin Random House Canada Improve Access to Canadian Publications

Penguin Random House Canada is providing its entire collection of Canadian-published titles with Canadian audio rights to CELA.

News January 19, 2021 


Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

Library and GLAM sector organizations call for federal support for broadband connectivity, access to e-content, municipal funding, library support for vulnerable populations, accessible reading material, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News January 4, 2021 


NNELS Receives Federal Funding to Improve Equity in Access and Services for Canadian Readers With Disabilities

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) last week announced the receipt of funding of $1 million from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component …

News December 10, 2020 


Highlights from Mandate Letters for British Columbia Cabinet Members

Highlights from BC ministerial mandate letters on issues of interest to the librarianship community.

Blog November 28, 2020 


Library Community Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

National library organizations call for federal support for broadband connectivity, access to e-content, municipal funding, library support for vulnerable populations, accessible reading material, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News September 14, 2020 


Laurie Davidson Joins Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) as Executive Director

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) today announced the appointment of Laurie Davidson as Executive Director, effective September 21, 2020

News September 3, 2020 


ALA Releases Toolkit on Virtual Accessibility

ALA-ASGCLA published last month a new toolkit on Virtual Accessibility to support libraries offering live meetings and programs through online virtual platforms.

News July 7, 2020 


Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities: A Guide for Canadian Librarians

Originally published by IFLA in 2018, the Canadian version is customized to Canada’s copyright law and informs library staff on the practical steps to improving access to works, and sourcing works from other libraries around the world.

News June 1, 2020