The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides libraries with informational YouTube videos. This video discusses the term “print disability” and the content CELA provides to serve those patrons.
- The term “print disability” is a general term for different groups of persons with disabilities who have difficulty reading traditional books. This definition, from the Canadian Copyright Act, includes:
- If your library patron cannot see or focus on the words in a book
- If your library patron cannot hold or has difficulty holding a book
- If your library patron has a learning disability related to reading, such as dyslexia
- For library staff: To determine if your patron has a print disability, ask yourself, do books and content become accessible for your patron if you provide those materials in a different format? If the answer is yes, they are most likely eligible for CELA’s services.
Centre for Equitable Library Access (July 27, 2015). What is a print disability?. YouTube Video. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_5CXd6DGo
Government of Canada (1985, last amended 2020). Canadian Copyright Act. Report. Retreived from: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/section-32.html