New Accessible Library Format Offered

Communities, Culture and Heritage

September 28, 2017 11:28 AM

Nova Scotians who are visually impaired or those with other print disabilities will now have additional access to books and materials in a variety of alternative formats.

Communities Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine announced today, Sept. 28, that government will fund access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access(CELA) beginning Oct. 1.

“We all want quality public library services for each and every Nova Scotian and that means equal access to books, information and resources,” said Mr. Glavine. “Government will continue to make that possible by promoting creativity and innovation, vital parts of the province's Nova Scotia's Culture Action Plan.”

CELA is an accessible library subscription service whose content is owned by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and other accessible content sharing services.

The Nova Scotia Provincial Library also provides access to accessible format collections for Nova Scotians with print disabilities through membership in the National Network for Equitable Library Services.


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     Nova Scotians who are visually impaired or those with

other print disabilities will now have additional access to

books and materials in a variety of alternative formats.

     Communities Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine

says Nova Scotia will fund access to the Centre for

Equitable Library Access, beginning October 1st.
     
     The minister says quality public library services for each

and every Nova Scotian means equal access to books, information

and resources.

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Media Contact: Lisa Jarrett
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              Email: Lisa.Jarrett@novascotia.ca