National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS): coming together to provide accessible library services for the print-disabled. All citizens have a right to equitable access to library materials, including those with print disabilities.
In December, 2013, NNELS partners launched a repository of downloadable alternate format materials for the print disabled, made available through Canada’s public library network. Across Canada, NNELS offers alternate format public library materials to the print-disabled. NNELS is a publicly funded library service working to integrate access to library materials at the local library card level.
- Announcing the launch of the Canadian Accessible Library Service (Dec 2013)
- Open letter (April 2013) – New open tools and a new service network for the print disabled
- Blog post (April 2013) – National Network: Living our Values
- Context and background
- Proof of Concept Report (March 2013) – NNELS/CALS concept: Best practices for digital repositories in public libraries (pdf)
- CALS user feedback and endorsements
NNELS is developed with support from The Provincial and Territorial Public Library Council – Conseil provincial et territorial des bibliotheque