Alternate Format Library Services

CNIB Foundation Alberta & Northwest Territories


Description
Provides a variety of library materials in various formats for people with print disabilities as defined by the Canadian Copyright Act.

Service offers connection to the Centre for Equitable Library Access, who provide:

  • books in braille and DAISY formats
  • braille transcription services
  • online and audio magazines
  • more than 50 Canadian newspapers accessible online
  • audio books in English and French
  • summer programming for children

Affiliation: Centre for Equitable Library Access
Key Provider: service coordinators
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals who cannot read print because of a visual, physical or learning disability.
Application Process
Service Access: Walk-in / Drop In Service, To access service visit a local public library or connect with a local CNIB office. 
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-800-563-2642
Web Site
http://www.cnib.ca
Email
info@cnibalberta.ca
Languages
American Sign Language (ASL); English; Interpreters / Translators
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - There are two public entrances, facing south and west. Building entrances are wheelchair accessible and feature automatic door openers. Washrooms, offices and elevator are wheelchair accessible.
Other disabled access: Yes - Designed specifically for people with vision loss; special lighting/windows treated with tint; wall moulding/color contrasted; tactile flooring/carpeting; color contrast; large print/braille buttons in elevator; audio; dog run.
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
December 23, 2021
Address
10 11 A Street NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 4Z3
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM