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Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides resources for libraries to create accessible programming for kids and teens. The resources includes tips for making your programming inclusive; considerations about the physical spaces of your programming, and examples of accessible programming. Quick Facts CELA’s tips for creating inclusive children and teen programming include: Ensure thatRead more about Accessible library programming for kids and teens[…]

Social Story: Ready for Reading (Toronto Public Library)

Social Story: Ready for Reading (Toronto Public Library)

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) presents a Social Story to help children become familiar with their library. Social Stories are learning tools for children that describe different experiences and situations they will encounter when visiting their public library. TPL suggests that parents or teachers read this story with their children one or more times beforeRead more about Social Story: Ready for Reading (Toronto Public Library)[…]

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides webinars for libraries and library staff to help them create accessible services and support the needs of their patrons with disabilities. This webinar explores how libraries can support readers with dyslexia. Quick Facts Dyslexia is defined as difficulty learning to read, write, ad spell despite having anRead more about All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia[…]

What is printbraille? (CELA)

What is printbraille? (CELA)

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) creates informative videos about the accessible content they provide their readers. The “What is printbraille?” video introduces viewers and gives examples of some of the titles available in that format at CELA. Quick Facts What is printbraile? Printbraille are children’s pictures books that has a transparent sheet betweenRead more about What is printbraille? (CELA)[…]

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

This paper reports on an investigation of factors influencing access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families from the perspective of the public librarian. This could be a valuable reference for any library or children’s department looking to form its accessibility policy or guidelines. Quick Facts Libraries, in general, have made aRead more about Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model[…]