National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS)
If you have already signed up for this service, log in with your library card here: https://nnels.ca/user/login
This website is an online public library of books published in accessible formats for Canadians with perceptual disabilities. Perceptual disabilities (commonly known as “print disabilities”) include three broad categories of people who require accessible formats, severe or total impairment of sight, hearing, the inability to focus or move one’s eyes, the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or an impairment relating to comprehension. Roughly 10% of people in Canada have a visual disability, as defined by the Canadian Copyright Act.
This service has been made available to public libraries by the Province of Manitoba through Public Library Services. The most common digital or audio formats are DAISY, PDF, and e-text.
To join the service, you will need to have a library membership. An existing member must meet the criteria of having a perceptual disability, and the borrowing membership type must be changed to “PL PRINT DISABLED”.
Community forums, tutorials, and help tabs assist the user in understanding NNELS.
To log in, or to study the contents of the site, click here: https://nnels.ca