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Everything tagged: Accessibility

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 


Amanda Leduc’s Book Disfigured Marks a Milestone in Accessible Publishing in Canada 

Disfigured is the first Canadian title to be published in all accessible and traditional formats simultaneously

News February 14, 2020 


Funding Opportunity via Accessibility Standards Canada

The Accessibility Standards Canada grants and contributions program supports research projects that try to find, take away and stop obstacles to accessibility.

News February 5, 2020 


CFLA Election Priorities and the 2019 Ministerial Mandate Letters

The ministerial mandate letters released today by the Prime Minister include policy objectives for several ministers which touch on and support the recommendations from the library community.

Blog December 13, 2019 


Ontario Human Rights Commission Inquiry to Ask: Do Students With Reading Disabilities Have Meaningful Access to Education?

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has launched Right to Read, a public inquiry into human rights issues that affect students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system.

News October 8, 2019 


CFLA Launches #VoteCdnLibraries Campaign

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) today launched its campaign to advance its four key issues during the 2019 Federal Election Campaign.

News September 30, 2019