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Services for persons with print disabilities
The Centre for Equitable Library Services (CELA) offers materials to those who may have difficulty reading print due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities.
As CELA members, Airdrie Public Library has Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) audiobooks available for loan. Books, magazines, and newspapers can also be shipped in or downloaded directly from the CELA website. Materials are currently available in English, French, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, and Swedish.
A valid Airdrie Public Library membership is required to borrow items from CELA. Registration with CELA is also required.
In addition to the 650,000 items available through CELA, Airdrie Public Library members also have access to Bookshare which offers over 750,000 downloadable books, textbooks, and newspapers.
The National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is an online repository of accessible formats for print disabled patrons that is based on user demand. A library membership is required. To access the collection, simply sign up for an account on their home page.