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NNELS
 
The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a repository of content owned and sustained by Canadian public libraries, working with international partners, libraries, readers, and publishers (particularly Canadian ones) to make copies of books in accessible formats available to readers in Canada who have print disabilities. 
 
Perceptual disabilities (commonly known as "print disabilities”) include three broad categories of people who require accessible formats:severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes,the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or an impairment relating to comprehension.
 
Numbers from Statistics Canada suggests that about 10% of Canadians may have a print disability, which limits people’s ability to read in traditional print format.  Many people who do not currently have a print disability will have one in the future.  
 
NNELS is fully funded and supported by the provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. The service provider for NNELS is the BC Libraries Cooperative, a non-profit Community Services Cooperative which is a shared service provider to libraries and library-related organizations in Canada.
 
Visit the following link for  ACCESS:  https://nnels.ca/welcome-nnels