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National AccessAbility Week

From May 28 to June 3, we’re highlighting National AccessAbility Week, a week dedicated to inclusion and accessibility in Canada. Find out more about accessible Library materials and services along with curated read lists and Storytime Shorts to share with your little ones!

Let's work together for a more Accessible Canada!

Curated Reads, Adults, YA: National AccessAbility Week

NAAW curated reading list, adults.

Curated Reads, Junior: National AccessAbility Week

NAAW curated reading list, junior.

You Matter

screen shot of storytime short you matter.

Fast Friends

storytime short fast friends.

Library Collections

Search our Library catalogue for National AccessAbility Week materials!

Accessible Collection: Decodables
Decodable books and text passages are an important part of a structured literacy approach to reading instruction, using letter-sounds and spelling that have been explicitly taught. These books are especially important for students with dyslexia (or any reader in early stages of literacy) because they provide reading practice, help build fluency, and gain confidence as they become proficient with word-level reading. Explore our full Decodable collection via our online Library catalogue!
We’ll be expanding our Accessible Collection soon! Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more details.

DAISY Readers
The Library is excited to offer a number of DAISY Victor Reader Stratus available for loan! 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.
Place your hold on a DAISY Reader today!

eBooks and eAudiobooks are great options for people with visual impairments and print disabilities. We have many titles available in our eCollection, including your favourite magazines, newspapers and other non-fiction, and the novels on your TBR list! Some platforms offer text enlargement text to speech!

Large Print, Audiobooks
Library members with visual impairments or print disabilities can depend on our collection of large print and audiobooks to keep you entertained, informed, or enthralled in anticipation of the next plot twist! In addition to our eCollection, we offer print LP books and audiobooks on CD. Place your hold today!

CELA, TD Summer Reading Club
The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides accessible materials for TD Summer Reading Club participants! For more information, please visit the CELA website, and keep an eye on our SRC page for more information about this year's line up of fun!

Library Services

wheeled accessibility walker at the Newcastle Branch.Clarington Public Library is committed to providing accessible service. The Library provides:

  • Charging stations for mobility devices, including scooters and powered wheelchairs, available at the Bowmanville and Newcastle Branches.
  • Priority computer stations at all locations feature high contrast keyboards and adaptive mice with adjustable tremor settings, button delays, click timers.
  • Hearing loops at all service points send wireless signals from a microphone to hearing aids and cochlear implants, providing customised service to those experiencing hearing loss.
  • Service desks at the Bowmanville, Courtice, and Newcastle Branches that have a section accessible to persons who use a wheelchair or scooter.
  • Wheeled accessibility walkers (Rollators) are available for use by persons visiting the Library.

For more information about accessible Library services and resources, please see our Accessibility page.

More About National AccessAbility Week

Join us from May 28 to June 3, 2023 for National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) to:

  • Celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities;
  • Highlight the work of individuals, organizations and communities who are removing barriers; and
  • Reflect on our ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more inclusive Canada.

Please see the National AccessAbility website for more information.


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