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Everything tagged: Accessibility

NNELS Expansion Project Highlighted by Federal Government

“Expanding the NNELS’s collection of books and resources in alternative formats is a good thing for Canadians because it’s about true social inclusion and accessibility.”

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News November 14, 2018 


A Visit Will Get You Thinking:
A Tour of Ottawa Public Library’s Accessible Services

A behind-the-scenes look at some of the initiatives taken by the Ottawa Public Library towards truly making information accessible to all.

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Blog November 1, 2018 


Career Spotlight: What I do as Accessibility Librarian

Tristene Villanyi Bokor, Accessibility Librarian at the Ottawa Public Library

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Blog October 31, 2018 


NNELS is hiring!

The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is staffing multiple positions to support a series of special projects funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D).

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News September 12, 2018 


CFLA Submission to 2019 Pre-Budget Consultations

Calls on federal government to invest in library infrastructure, accessible formats for Canadians with perceptual disabilities, Library Materials Service, and indigenous education in library services.

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News September 9, 2018 


Recent Library of Parliament Research Publications

The Library of Parliament has released a number of research publications on topics of interest to the library and IM community, including: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Federal Legislation affecting People with Disabilities

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News July 20, 2018 


W3C Issues Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 expands provisions for mobile, low vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities; international uptake in progress

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News June 5, 2018 


Call for Concepts: 2018 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Mid-Sized Projects

The EAF mid-sized call for concepts provides contribution funding to organizations for projects that help improve and make Canadian facilities and venues more accessible for people with disabilities.

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News April 1, 2018 


Call for Participation: Survey on Library Programmes and Services for People Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind

The survey is being conducted to support work by the Section towards the development of Guidelines for Library Services to People Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind.

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News February 15, 2018 


New Funding for National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) Announced

The BC Libraries Cooperative today announced the receipt of $1 million from the Government of Canada to expand the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

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News February 15, 2018