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Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

Clarington Public Library offers access to a collection of over 500,000 books, magazines, newspapers in a choice of accessible formats for people with a print disability through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Enjoy a full range of subjects, genres, classics and award winners, and select from favourites for kids, teens, and adults. You can also stay up to date with 50 newspapers and 150 magazines. You can choose to download your titles, or receive home delivery by mail.
 

Access to the Collection

Members are able to access the collection in digital, audio, e-text, or braille formats, and through a variety of devices, including:

  • Downloading books or magazines to a computer or mobile device, such as an Apple or Android tablet or smartphone;
  • Downloading books or magazines to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer; and
  • Receiving audio CDs or braille mailed directly to your home.
     

Eligibility

Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

  • Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension of print
  • 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.
     

How to Sign Up

Sign up for CELA service with your public library card through CELA's website, or contact Clarington Public Library for assistance.

For more information about CELA, please visit their website.

 

smart phone with headphones resting on top of a pile of books, with the CELA logo.

DAISY Readers

The Library is excited to offer a number of DAISY Victor Reader Stratus available for loan this spring. These devices can play audiobooks (and music) via CDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, and Direct to Player for internet-enabled devices!

DAISY (the Digital Accessible Information System) is an audiobook system and player for those with print disabilities. These “digital talking books” offer built-in text-to-speech capability, and allow users to search, place bookmarks, navigate line by line, and control speaking speed.

New versions of DAISY offer Direct to Player, a quick and convenient way to receive DAISY audiobooks! Rather than relying on CDs being mailed or using a computer to download and transfer files, books can be sent directly to an internet-enabled device.

We'll post more information here once the Readers are avaialble for loan!

DAISY Victor Stratus Reader.