Print Disability Resources

Print Disabilities

If you have impairments of sight or hearing, the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or a disability relating to reading comprehension, you can ask your local library staff about being registered as a patron with print disabilities. Chinook Arch offers library patrons with print disabilities access to information in formats including:

  • Large print books
  • Audiobooks
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) CDs
  • ebooks with resizable text
  • Descriptive video
  • Braille

Additional materials can be accessed from the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS) and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

NNELS

The National Network of Equitable Library Service maintains an online collection of downloadable audiobooks and other accessible formats. Once you are registered with your library as a patron with print disabilities, you can download free content from the NNELS catalogue.

Getting Started

CELA

The Centre for Equitable Library Access maintains a collection of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, audiobooks, and ebooks in accessible formats. To register as a CELA patron, ask for help at your home library or fill out this form and give it to library staff. Once you are registered, you can download titles to your computer or mobile device, download books to a DAISY player, or receive audio CDs, Braille books, or described movies through the mail.

Getting Started