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CELA Service in Ontario Public Libraries
Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
by staff

Join this webinar that will provide an introduction to the collections and services offered through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA). CELA's collection of thousands of audiobook, e-text and braille titles is offered through public libraries to support patrons with print disabilities. Learn how to enhance your accessible services through connecting your patrons to CELA's bilingual collection, providing staff with the training they need to offer CELA and much more.

 

  • What are the three types of print disabilities and eligibility criteria for getting access to CELA and Bookshare resources
  • What are alternate formats (audio, etext, braille) and the various options for your patrons who want to read CELA materials
  • How to integrate CELA into your existing accessible services

Speakers:

Faline Bobier, CELA’s Training and Outreach Coordinator, has a Masters in French from the University of Saskatchewan and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. She has been working in accessible library service for over 20 years and enjoys working with public staff across the country, presenting training sessions on what services CELA offers for patrons with print disabilities.

Rachel Breau is the Manager of Member Services. With nearly 20 years of experience working in accessible library services, she has been connecting library patrons with print disabilities, library staff, educators and other professionals to alternate format reading materials and technologies.