CKPL offers a wide range of materials in alternate formats for customers with visual impairments, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities. As well, CKPL is registered with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).
CKPL offers a wide range of alternative formats for children, teens and adults with visual impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities including:
- Large Print books
- Books on CD
- Downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks, music and magazines
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
CELA provides CKPL with a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print
- Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
- Fiction, non-fiction, films, magazines and more
- Books for kids, teens and adults
- Books in audio, braille or accessible ebook formats
- Download books or receive home delivery by mail
- CELA also has special accounts for Educators as well
CELA Eligibility Guidelines
- Learning disabilities: an impairment relating to comprehension
- 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
Eligible CKPL users with a valid library card can sign up for this service.
Register directly through CELA using the self-serve registration form at signup.celalibrary.ca. Enter "Chatham-Kent Public Library" in the search. You will need to supply your library card as well. Any questions? Just Ask CKPL!
CKPL offers public computers equipped with accessibility features including text-to-speech, high contrast display mode, and screen magnifier. Many CKPL branches offer additional assistive devices for use in the library. See more on our Assistive Technology page