CNIB/CELA (Coming Soon)

The Centre for Equitable Library Access, CELA, is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities.  CELA provides services to public libraries to support our patrons with print disabilities.  Eligible patrons of all ages will find a broad choice of books, magazines and newspapers.books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities.

A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print.

More specifically, a print disability can be a:

  • Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
  • Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes

A print disability can also be temporary.  For example, if you have had surgery and are to unwell or too weak to hold or manipulate a book.  Perhaps you have had cataract surgery, or are prone to migraines that make it difficult to focus on fine print.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this service, please contact us at or phone us at 613-259-3068.