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Accessibility

CKPL is committed to providing products and services to persons of all abilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and Ontario's accessibility laws. 

Accessible Collections

CKPL offers a wide range of materials in accessible formats and is registered with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA). See our Accessible Collections page for more information. 

Assistive Devices

CKPL offers public computers equipped with accessibility features including text-to-speech, high contrast display mode and a screen magnifier. Many CKPL branches offer additional assistive devices for use in the library. See more on our Assistive Devices page for more information. 

Information and Communication 

The Library communicates with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. When asked, the Library will provide information about CKPL and its services, including public safety information, in accessible formats or with communication supports in a timely manner that takes into account the person's accessibility needs due to disability and at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons. The Library will work with the person with disabilities to determine what method of communication works for them.

CKPL's Accessibility Policy integrates with the policies established by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. This policy provides information about communication, service animals, support persons and more. Visit the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Accessibility Services page for more information. 

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