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Executive Summary & Calls for Justice from National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report in accessible formats (June 10, 2020)

NNELS is honoured to announce the release of the Executive Summary & Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report. Read more about the process, here.

New Addition to the Distributed Braille Collection (June 1, 2020)

NNELS is pleased to announce the release of the next book that we have worked on as a part of the Braille for New Publications Project - an exciting young adult fantasy novel! Read more about the release of Book 16 of the Dragon Masters series, The Call of the Sound Dragon, or check it out in the repository!

An Update on NNELS’ Services During COVID-19 (April 2, 2020)

With the impact of COVID-19, the reading needs of people are high, and NNELS is committed to our mission of providing reading opportunities for people with print disabilities during this difficult time. We are also taking applications for volunteer audiobook narrators, and have created a page of accessible information and resources on COVID-19

Read all about our services during COVID-19.

Looking for a Book?

Fulfilling reader requests for books in alternate formats is an important part of what we do! If you live in a NNELS territory or province, you can make requests anytime: log in, search for a book, and you'll find the request form on every page of search results.

Books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities: produced by request, delivered by public libraries, and available across the country.

To get started, please search for your library, contact your nearest librarian, or drop us a line.

How do *YOU* Read?

The “How do YOU Read?” survey is now closed, and we would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to share our tweets and emails, and helped spread the word!

We received hundreds of submissions, and are so excited to look at everyone’s responses.

Check out the Key Findings, or read the full report which can be found within: "Accessible Publishing: Research Project".

  • "Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that acted like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada's most famous small town--Stephen...
  • "Ivan Coyote is one of North America's preeminent storytellers and performers, and the author, co-author, or co-editor of eleven previous books, all but one of which have been...
  • In these fierce yet tender narrative poems, Kai Cheng Thom draws equally from memory and mythology to create new maps of gender, race, sexuality, and violence.

First Nation Communities Read 2019