Accessible Materials

Bruce County Public Library offers a variety of services to print disabled patrons.

What is a print disability?

print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print.

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

CELA

CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) is a national not-for-profit organization focused on the creation, collection, delivery and preservation of both digital and physical alternate format accessible materials to print disabled Canadians through public libraries. Print disabled Bruce County Public Library cardholders have free access to CELA’s collection through their library card.

Become a Member

If you are a Bruce County Resident, you can become a member free of charge by completing a library card application at any of our 17 Branch Library locations.

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