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Grant Projects

NNELS is excited to be working on different projects focused on creating and advancing accessibility in publishing, collections, and libraries.

Projects

Braille for Forthcoming Publications

NNELS is excited to announce the continuation of the Braille Publication Project. If you are a publisher interested in releasing both a braille and print publication simultaneously, fill out the partnering with NNELS for a Braille Publication Project (2022-2024) form.

Check out the NNELS Braille Overview for more information.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

Partnering with NNELS for eBook Accessibility

Publishers, if you are interested in creating accessible eBooks, partner with NNELS accessibility advisors to assess, evaluate, and re-evaluate your EPUBs. Publishers of any size can sign up for this project using the Partnering with NNELS for Ebook Accessibility (2022) application form.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

AccessiblePublishing.ca

AccessiblePublishing.ca is an online portal featuring information and resources for the advancement and development of accessible publishing in Canada and beyond. This site was developed by NNELS, the National Network for Equitable Library and hosted by the BC Libraries Cooperative.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

AccessibleLibraries.ca

AccessibleLibraries.ca is a resource centre for libraries across Canada focused on educating and training library staff on the importance of accessibility in public libraries. This website provides two types of resources:

  • Curated accessibility resources are summaries of and links to external sources about accessibility.
  • Training resources are webinars (and other formats) created to educate and train library staff.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Book Fund.

Narrating Audiobooks

Are you interested in narrating an audiobook? Join the NNELS Narration Program by contacting support@nnels.ca! There are three books currently available for narration