Love to read but have difficulty reading print?
If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, a partnership between The Blue Mountains Public Library and Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) offers lots of other ways to read.
A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print.
More specifically, a print disability can be a:
Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes
This definition of print disability is from the Canadian Copyright Act because it is this Act that lets CELA reproduce published materials in alternative formats for its collection. The term used in the Act is “perceptual disability”.
“What Is a Print Disability?” CELA, celalibrary.ca/about-us/what-is-a-print-disability.
The library's collection includes:
We can also order print accessible materials for all interests and ages from the CELA Library.
The CELA collection includes:
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) allows you to read an audio book the same ways you would read a print book. You can read a book from start to finish by just pressing play, or you also can skip from section to section, use bookmarks and look things up in the index. To play a DAISY audio book, you need a special player or free software. The Library has a DAISY player available for loan.