Accessibility

Accessible Library Collection

Audiobooks
The library has a large of audiobooks on CD, which you can search for in our online catalogue. We also have a large selection of downloadable eAudiobooks, which can be accessed using the Ontario Library Service Download Centre.

Large Print
You can search and request large print books through our library catalogue. Both adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction titles are available.

Centre for Equitable Library Access Services and Collections
The CELA allows public libraries to deepen their existing services for patrons with print disabilities with a networked library service via postal delivery and digital access to:

DAISY format talking books are audio recorded books reserved for print disabled customers. A print disability can include: a perceptual disability because of blindness or partial sight, physical disability and/or learning disability in accordance with the definition provided in Section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act.

The library’s collection of DAISY format talking books is made possible through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

• The CELA Digital Library, including the Children’s Discovery Portal and 60 Plus Portal
• Books of all kinds for all ages in English DAISY audiobooks, French DAISY audiobooks, Braille, and Print Braille
• Newspapers and magazines online
• Described videos
• Braille music scores

If you would like to register for CELA services, we can fill out the intake form with them here at the library.
If someone requires help with a Daisy reader the library has one available to borrow.

Accessible Library Facility
The library features one accessible parking spot, accessible doors into the library, a ramp into the library and accessible washrooms. The width between shelving units is also designed for optimum accessibility.
Accessible Library Services

Homebound Delivery
Is available to individuals who are unable to come to the library to pick up items. Anyone who is confined to their home or care institution due to chronic or temporary disability may use this service. You can register in person at the library or phone (613) 382-2436,

Service Animals and Support Services
Service Animals are welcome in the library and in programs, where possible. Support persons are welcome to attend programs with their clients. There is no charge for a support person’s attendance.
Accessibility Policy – see attached document. Accessible Customer Service Policy (ADD)

Website Accessibility
Gananoque Public Library is committed to ensuring our website is accessible to everyone, including visually impaired or low-vision individuals who use assistive technologies to access the library’s website and online resources. If you experience any difficulty accessing any part of our website, please contact us by telephone at (613) 382-2436, or by email at gplp@bellnet.ca 

Windows 10 Accessibility Features

Use Magnifier to see items on the screen
Use text or visual alternative to sounds
Use the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) to type
Using Keyboard shortcuts
Hear text read aloud with Narrator
Make your PC easier to use with Ease of Access Settings
Save time with keyboard shortcuts
Use Speech Recognition to control your PC

Disruption of Service
In the event the disruption relates to the facility, the staff will post a notice on the door that the service is temporarily unavailable, and whatever information we have related to when it will resume.
In the event the disruption is to an assistive device or software, staff will provide the customer with information relating to alternative resources.
Notice will also be given on the website.

Feedback

The Gananoque Public Library welcomes public input and comments on the provision of goods or services to persons with disabilities. Feedback helps identify areas where changes need to be considered and ways in which we can improve the delivery of accessible goods and services. Feedback may be provided by telephone, in person, in writing or by e-mail.

100 Park Street
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2Y5
Phone: 613-382-2436
E-mail: gplp@bellnet.ca
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