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Accessible Covid-19 Information

(Updated every Monday) Everyone should have access to current Covid-19 information. NNELS has produced accessible versions of key charts and graphs, and has compiled links to resources to accessible information that are updated regularly. Check it out here!

Governor General Literary Award Finalists 2021

The Governor General's Literary Award Finalists were announced early today, and we are so excited that we are able to offer a number of these titles in accessible formats in our collection. Learn more here!

Advocate for NNELS Toolkit

NNELS and CELA have been working collaboratively to advocate for a long term federal funding solution for accessible reading. We have developed a user-friendly toolkit to help you connect with and educate your candidate. Learn more here!

Accessibility Overlays and Accessibility

The proliferation of accessibility overlays being promoted as a solution for accessibility, and as a way to avoid legal lawsuits is concerning to accessibility users and experts, because these very “solutions” create segregation and result in more exclusion for people with disabilities. Learn more here!

Reading App Testing

NNELS’ team of accessibility testers tested a variety of reading platforms and applications for accessibility and usability. Each report features functionality, usefulness, and developer recommendations for improvement. Learn more here!

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.

  • 1973: a final, top-secret mission to the Moon. As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the lunar surface, old rivalries blossom and the political...
  • The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to...
  • Jace, a backcountry ranger assigned to patrol the wilderness of North America, was hiking when abruptly he was somewhere…else. Wind battered his thinly clothed body, and the salt...

First Nations Communities Read 2021