Accessible Library Services
ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY LENDING SERVICES – SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH PRINT DISABILITIES
Libraries play a fundamental role in removing barriers to information access, supporting literacy, and providing opportunities for learning and connection.
We are pleased to announce additional accessibility services supported by the Manitoba Accessibility Fund.
Perceptual disabilities (commonly known as “print disabilities”) include a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. In 2021, the Government of Manitoba ensured that all Manitoba library systems have access to resources and services through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), a non-profit organization that provides library content for people with print disabilities. The CELA service, coupled with the NEW assistive technologies, will ensure that the Jolys Regional Library can meet the needs of members with a perceptual disability.
The service is available to all residents of the RM of DeSalaberry, the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys and surrounding communities. In addition, the students and faculty of Ecole Heritage School & Ecole St-Malo School have access to the service. A library membership is required to borrow the following assistive technologies:
- Victor Readers – Media players with access to over 500,000 titles through CELA. Some models play Daisy CDs. The library has over 100 CDs and continues to expand the collection in both official languages.
- Yoto Players – screenless audio players designed especially for children. Over 60 titles to choose from in French & English
- Ipad – preloaded with accessible applications such as Libby & Dolphin Reader. A great option for those who need dyslexic friendly fonts.
For additional information or to access services, please contact the library: