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Library Services to Individuals with Print Disabilities

 
Name Coordinates
 
Janene Michalak
Convenor

Student
jmichalak@cogeco.ca

Donna Bourne-Tyson
Treasurer

University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
donna.bourne-tyson@msvu.ca


Did you know that over 3 million Canadians have a print disability?  That means that one in ten of us have difficulty seeing, comprehending, or physically holding a book (IELA, 2008; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/iela/index-e.html).  If you are an information professional, tech guru, caregiver, or administrator, this group is for you!  We are a network of people who share an interest in ensuring access to information for people with print disabilities.  This group allows us to communicate about opportunities for collaboration, pass on items of interest, and raise questions for discussion.

Our membership is diverse, with individuals from Library and Archives Canada, CNIB, academic and public libraries, the publishing world, and librarians working in both urban and rural communities.

Members of the interest group keep in touch through our listserv.  Please visit https://lists.langara.bc.ca/mailman/listinfo/dig and follow the instructions to join the listserv.  Your questions and comments are always welcome.

Speakers Bureau

The Interest Group for Library Services to Individuals with Print Disabilities has developed a Speakers Bureau as a mechanism to provide contacts for speakers who can provide relevant and engaging information about the print disability landscape for libraries and library schools. Contact a speaker today to talk to your group about serving readers with print disabilities!

Speakers Bureau for Library Services to People with Print Disabilities

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