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
NNELS News Archive
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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
Press Release from Employment and Social Development Canada: Government funds library network service expansion to...Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Congratulations to this year's GG Books 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, and publishers of...Read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
In late July 2017, NNELS was among a number of organizations invited to apply for a grant from the Government of Canada through the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) to develop partnerships and produce alternate formats for Canadians with print disabilities.
In December 2017, the BC Libraries Cooperative...Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Governor General's Literary Award nominees were announced early today, and we offer a number of these titles in accessible formats in our collection.
The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best...Read more