Print Alternatives through CELA

 

Reading. Reimagined! Print alternatives at your library.
Books you can see, feel and hear

If you know someone who has trouble reading print because of a disability, a partnership between East Gwillimbury Public Library and CELA, the Centre for Equitable Library Access, offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

• Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics

• Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more

• Books for kids, teens and adults

• Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats

• Download books or receive home delivery by mail

Eligibility

Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension

Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book

Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.Eligibility

Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension

Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book

Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.

How to sign up for CELA

Contact the Library at 905-836-6492 with your valid EGPL membership card number. A staff member will take you through an online registration process to apply for CELA membership. CELA will then contact you with your personal login information.

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

• Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone

• Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer

• Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.

The CELA website can be found at: www.celalibrary.ca