Print Disabled Assistance
What is a Print Disability?
A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. More specifically, a print disability can be a:
- 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
At SGPL, we offer:
- Large print books
- Audiobooks on CD and MP3 (DAISY compatible)
- Digital Audiobooks and eBooks available through Hoopla, Overdrive, Alberta eBooks, Cloud Library
- DAISY players (CELA patrons only)
- Kobo reader (CELA patrons only)
Looking for even more? SGPL is also connected to:
- the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) &
- the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
To register with these organizations, you will need a current library card. Once registered, you can access these additional resources:
- Accessible Books, eBooks, magazines, and newspapers;
- Downloadable content for your computer, smart device, and DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) player;
- CD and Braille formats delivered by mail;
- Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online digital library, a filled in copy of this form is required for Bookshare accss;
- Bilingual collections and services.
For assistance registering for these services, call 780-962-4423 (ext. 103) or email email@example.com.