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How do *YOU* Read?


NNELS is conducting a survey of the book-reading habits, needs and preferences of people with print disabilities in Canada.

Click here to start the survey!

For more information about the survey, click here!

Focus Groups

As part of the “How do *YOU* read?” study, NNELS will be conducting six Focus Groups across Canada and online.

To learn more about the focus groups, click here!

To apply for the focus groups, click here!

Looking for a Book?

Fulfilling reader requests for books in alternate formats is an important part of what we do! If you live in a NNELS territory or province, you can make requests anytime: log in, search for a book, and you'll find the request form on every page of search results.

Books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities: produced by request, delivered by public libraries, and available across the country.

To get started, please search for your library, contact your nearest librarian, or drop us a line.


Amanda Leduc’s book Disfigured marks a milestone in accessible publishing in Canada

Hamilton author Amanda Leduc’s book Disfigured is the first Canadian title to be published in all accessible and traditional formats simultaneously, thanks to a unique partnership between the author, Coach House Publishing and Canada’s two accessible library services, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). Read more about the process here!

The 2020 Canada Reads Shortlist

CBC Canada Reads have announced their short list, and it is rich with an intriguing variety of books! This year's theme is "One book to bring Canada into focus". Read more about the nominees here, and check out accessible versions of their books in the collection!

The 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced today, and we are so excited for all of the winners! Read more about the winners here, and check out our collection of accessible versions of some of the nominees and winners, here.

Accessible Publishing Summit: Advocating for Born Accessible Books

NNELS will be holding a second Accessible Publishing Summit in early 2020. Read about the first one, here!

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