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Everything tagged: Accessibility

IFLA Survey on Library Support for People with Disabilities

The survey will be open until June 20, 2022.

News May 26, 2022 

Highlights from Budget 2022

Highlights of interest to the Canadian library and information management community

Blog April 7, 2022 

Right to Read Inquiry Calls for Critical Changes to Ontario’s Approach to Early Reading

Right to Read includes over 150 recommendations to the Ministry of Education, school boards and faculties of education on how to address systemic issues that affect the right to learn to read

News February 28, 2022 

Library and GLAM Sector Submissions to 2022 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, funding for Library and Archives Canada, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.

News January 9, 2022 

World Braille Day: Online Events

This series of online presentations is open to people of all ages who are curious about braille, either practically, professionally, or somewhere in between.

News December 21, 2021 

Manitoba Announces Funding Support for Rural Libraries, Accessibility

The Government of Manitiba this week announced plans to provide $700,000 in funding to support public library services with a focus on rural libraries and library content for people with print disabilities.

News October 24, 2021 

NNELS Wins ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing

NNELS was recognized for their work in converting content to accessible formats for their client base.

News October 20, 2021 

CFLA Releases Federal Election 2021 Information Package

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), in partnership with their government relations firm (Impact Public Affairs), has released several elections-related documents, including overviews of the major party platforms, summaries of the English and French language debates, and a one-pager of key library issues.

News September 16, 2021 

Elections Toolkit for Accessible Book Funding in Canada

NNELS and CELA have released a federal elections toolkit to help supporters connect with and educate candidates about accessible reading.

News September 8, 2021 

Survey for Library Staff on Accessibility in Canadian Public Libraries

This survey is part of a collaborative project, funded by the Government of Canada, co-led by NNELS and CELA, in partnership with eBOUND, to create a consolidated nation-wide Library Resource Centre (website) focusing on awareness and training for library staff on understanding the importance of accessibility in public libraries.

News May 26, 2021