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  • Sunday, May 29, 2022

    Today launches National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) across Canada from May 29 to June 4, 2022. This year the theme for National AccessAbility Week is “Inclusive from the start”. As stated on “Imagine a Canada where no one is left...

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  • Thursday, April 7, 2022

    The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is pleased to offer accessible COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instructions for blind and low vision individuals in alternative formats. Since these tests became available to the public, people with print disabilities seeking to...

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  • Monday, January 31, 2022

    CBC Canada Reads have announced their short list, and it is rich with an intriguing variety of books! This year's theme is: “One Book to Connect Us.” View the final nominees, as well as some of the long-listed books, here in our collection!

    Follow host Ali Hassan and guests as they...

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    December 3rd is International Day for People with Disabilities.

    The theme this year is "Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world”.  Since 1992, the United Nations has recognised December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) The...

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  • Friday, November 19, 2021

    Congratulations to this year's Governor General’s Literary Award Winners! From the hundreds of submissions come fourteen outstanding books in seven categories and both official languages.

    Founded in 1936, the Governor General's Literary Awards have an annual value of $450,000. Each winner receives $25,000, non-winning finalists receive $1,000...

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  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    NNELS is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2021 Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award in the initiative category.

    Taylor & Francis Group of the United Kingdom was recognized in the publisher category, and NNELS was recognized in the initiative category for both of our respective achievements in the...

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  • Thursday, October 14, 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.

    The Governor General’s Literary Awards...

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  • Thursday, September 2, 2021


    Websites or digital content can be made accessible to screen readers and other assistive technologies by following accessibility standards and guidelines. This provides access to the same content, for all users, and results in more inclusive digital environments. The proliferation of accessibility overlays being promoted as a...

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