Fulfilling reader requests for books in alternate formats is an important part of what we do! If you live in a NNELS territory or province, you can make requests anytime: log in, search for a book, and you'll find the request form on every page of search results.
Books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities: produced by request, delivered by public libraries, and available across the country.
Hamilton author Amanda Leduc’s book Disfigured is the first Canadian title to be published in all accessible and traditional formats simultaneously, thanks to a unique partnership between the author, Coach House Publishing and Canada’s two accessible library services, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). Read more about the process here!
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 bring Canada into focus". Read more about the nominees here, and check out accessible versions of their books in the collection!
The winners of the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced today, and we are so excited for all of the winners! Read more about the winners here, and check out our collection of accessible versions of some of the nominees and winners, here.
Accessible Publishing Summit: Advocating for Born Accessible Books
NNELS will be holding a second Accessible Publishing Summit in early 2020. Read about the first one, here!