Print disabilities service at libraries

The TNRD Library system is now offering access to the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) database for people with print disabilities. NNELS allows users to download an unlimited number of free audiobooks and listen to them in various formats.

NNELSLogoApproximately 10 per cent of Canadians cannot read standard books because of a print disability. Print disabilities include low vision and blindness; mobility problems, such as MS and Parkinson’s; dyslexia; and brain injuries.

Eligible community members can now register to access the NNELS database, which includes more than 10,000 audiobooks to choose from. If readers can’t find what they’re looking for, they can request that a title be created in an accessible format that works for them.

To register or learn more about this service, please call the TNRD Library System’s Outreach Services at 1-855-552-2665 and ask about NNELS.

This service complies with the Canadian Copyright Act and makes use of its exemption for people with print disabilities.

— Source: Thompson Nicola Regional District media release.

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