Accessible Resources

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Collection

Do you have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability? Then the Milton Public Library can help you get reading materials in many different formats. 

  1. Milton Public Library partners with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide additionally accessible collections to customers with print disabilities and professionals who work with people with print disabilities.
  2. As a CELA member, you can borrow accessible audiobooks, Braille and print-Braille books, and audio versions of a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Many of these can be mailed directly to you at home.
  3. As a CELA member, you can also register for BookShare, an online service with thousands of accessible books.

Who Can Avail These Services?

The CELA collection is available to library customers with a print disability as defined in section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act:

  1. Learning Disability: an impairment relating to comprehension.
  2. Physical Disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book.
  3. Visual Disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes.
  4. Educators: educators and other professionals who work with people with print disabilities.

What Do You Get?

CELA has a growing collection of 700,000 items for all ages, including:

  1. Newspapers, Magazines, Books.
  2. Audio, e-Audio, eText, braille, print braille, e-braille
  3. English and French with some other languages.
  4. Bookshare, a US-based accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

How to Access the Collection

Search or browse the collection on the CELA website

There are several delivery options:

  1. Online and download: read newspapers online and download books and magazines to your computer or mobile device
  2. Download without a computer: download books and magazines directly to an internet-enabled DAISY player over a wireless connection

How Do You Register?

Self-register on the CELA website

You need a Milton Public Library Card to register with CELA.

Browse the CELA Collection

Sign-up for MPL's  e-Card