Bruce County Public Library offers a variety of services to print disabled patrons.
A 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 (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.
Educators who work with students with print disabilities in an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary institution may use their Bruce County Public Library card to access CELA’s collection of alternate format materials.
CELA’s Client Access Support program is designed for people who assist students, CNIB clients, residents of seniors’ residences or long-term care facilities. The program provides these individuals with access to CELA’s alternate format collection. Individuals who work with print disabled clients can access CELA’s collection with their Bruce County Public 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.Find Out More