INCREASED LIBRARY SERVICES AVAILABLE IN SASKATCHEWAN FOR PATRONS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES
Citizens with print disabilities will now have increased access to free digital library resources through the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) project, thanks to an $100,000 investment by the Government of Saskatchewan in the 2013-14 Budget.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to providing equitable access to programs and services for all citizens across the province,” Education Minister Don Morgan said. “This project has expanded digital talking book collections in every library across the province, enabling all citizens with print disabilities to pursue their passion for reading and engage in life-long learning.”
The Saskatchewan Provincial Library and Literacy Office has partnered with B.C. Libraries Co-operative to develop the Canadian Accessible Library Services (CALS) repository as part of NNELS with other provincial partners including British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.