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  • Following the April 21st, 2015 release of the Federal Government’s 2015-2016 Budget Plan, Strong Leadership, people interested in accessible library service will be pleased to learn the federal government has committed to signing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty’s...

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  • We’re very happy to announce that we have just added 585 more DAISY
    books to our collection. This is the final batch of a large purchase we
    made from Recorded Books. For more about earlier batches, see our
    January news story.

    As with previous...

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  • We recently received a large contribution from the Optasia Library of the Christian Ministry Resources for the Blind in the United States through the Commonwealth Braille and Talking Book Cooperative. The collection of over 1,200 titles focus on biblical, spiritual, and theological texts.

    At this...

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  • We've just finished working with Post Hypnotic Press to purchase eighteen of their audiobooks for the NNELS collection. Post Hypnotic is a small, audiobook publisher founded in 2010 and based in New Westminster, BC. Almost all of these titles fill patron and library requests, and most of them are written by Canadian authors. We were able to...

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  • February 1st to 7th, 2015, is White Cane Week and it’s our pleasure to announce the addition of about 1,000 downloadable DAISY books to the NNELS collection, including hundreds of titles for children and young adults.

    White Cane Week was created by the Canadian Council of the Blind to "create awareness of issues that confront the blind and...

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  • Updates and Edits

    Mar. 16: Hooray! We'ved added All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews, and added it to the list of titles below.

    Jan. 26: We've released Monkey Beach and added it to our list of available titles...

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  • Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB and Halifax, NS
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Canadians with print disabilities, who are unable to read print materials, have access to a growing collection of downloadable audio and electronic books through public libraries. Today, the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is pleased to announce that over 30 Freehand Books titles will be added...

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  • Victoria, BC
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Today, on the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) celebrates its first birthday! NNELS extends access to a growing collection of accessible library titles produced by, for, and with Canadians with visual impairments and print disabilities....

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