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News tagged: Accessibility

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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News February 5, 2020 


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.

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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.

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News September 30, 2019 


Rina Hadziev Joins Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) as Executive Director

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) today announced the appointment of Rina Hadziev as Executive Director. She succeeds Michael Ciccone who left CELA in August to join the London Public Library as Chief Executive Officer.

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News September 18, 2019 


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 


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