The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is very pleased to announce the receipt of continued support from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D), a program designed to improve the social inclusion of people with disabilities. The additional funding of $1 million will...Read more
NNELS News Archive
Vancouver, BCMonday, August 12, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Current estimates indicate that 5-10% of all published materials in any given year are available in accessible formats. It’s no secret that the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is passionate about making books accessible for all library patrons in Canada. However, were you aware that NNELS is also championing the cause for...Read more
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is pleased to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. The five finalists were selected by an eleven-member jury composed of authors, publishers, standards bodies, visual impaired organisations, and...Read more
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Have you ever wondered how blind adults read with sighted children, or vice versa? One option for shared reading of children’s picture books is print-braille books.
Print-braille consists of a children’s picture book with every coinciding page being written in braille. The braille includes the text of the book and may also include a...Read more
Monday, December 3, 2018
The following talk was prepared by Mary Ellen Gabias, President of the Canadian Federation of the Blind, for the funding announcement with the Honourable Carla Qualtrough at the North Vancouver District Public Library on November 14, 2018.
In his lively history "The Library Book," David Obee explained what it is about...Read more