Print Disabled Assistance

What is a Print Disability?

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

Find more information here: print disability fact sheet

At SGPL, we offer:

  • Large print books
  • Audiobooks on CD and MP3 (DAISY compatible)
  • Braille
  • 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;
  • Access to Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online digital library;
  • Bilingual collections and services.

For assistance registering for these services, call 780-962-4423 (ext. '103') or email reference@sgpl.ca to book an appointment with Library staff.