Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Collection

Brampton Library provides access to accessible collections in partnership with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA). 

Your access to the CELA collection includes:

  • More than 800,000 items (made available through CELA and Bookshare) - books, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers - for all ages and interests.
  • Materials available for download (online) or home delivery by mail.
  • Materials in accessible formats, including DAISY audio, DAISY text, Braille, PrintBraille, eBraille, ePub, Word, and HTML.
  • Materials in English and French, with expanding access to other languages.

Eligibility

The CELA collection is available to library customers with a print disability. A print disability, sometimes referred to as a perceptual disability, is a learning, physical, or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. 

  • Learning disability: 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.

The CELA collection is also available to educators and professionals who work with people with print disabilities.

Registration

To register for CELA, you will need a valid Brampton Library card. If you have never had a Brampton Library card, or need assistance with your Brampton Library card, please visit the Get an Online Library Card page for more details.

You can get started with CELA by:

  • Self-registering on the CELA website at signup.celalibrary.ca
  • Contacting Brampton Library staff member, Rada Micic:
    • By phone: 905-793-4636 extension 74228 
    • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are an educator or professional who works with people with print disabilities, you can find more information and register through the Educator Access Program or Client Access Support Program page of the CELA website.

Collections

Audiobooks on CD 

Audiobooks offer an accessible way to read when print presents obstacles. Audiobooks on CD are played on MP3 enabled CD players. Audiobooks can also be played on computers with a disc drive, and are navigable using media player software compatible with screen reading technologies. To browse audiobooks, click here.

Closed-Captioned Films

Closed-captioning is widely available in mainstream movies, TV shows, and documentaries in the library’s collection. Text descriptions of the dialogue, music and sound effects appear on screen.

Described Videos 

Described Video is a feature available in films which describe the visual elements of the story (action, set, etc.) without interfering with the dialogue. Many DVDs in the library’s collection have described video available as a special feature.

Media Access Group keeps track of mainstream movies that have been released with a described narrative track in them. You can view this list of titles at www.describedmovies.org. 

Large Print Books

Large print books are unabridged texts with clear type in at least 13-point font. This collection includes adult fiction and non-fiction titles, available at all branches. To browse large print books, click here.

Deposit Collections

Brampton Library provides recreational reading and listening collections to retirement homes and other long-term care facilities for use by residents. The collections are changed up to four times per year. For more information, please contact 905-793-4636 ext: 74228 or TTY 1-866-959-9994.

Digital Library

Your Brampton Library card gives you free access to digital books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, music, movies and more. Digital collections and resources listed below have passed conformance requirements for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and/or 2.1 Standard.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Discover your next great reading experience with eBooks and Audiobooks, for all ages and interests.

cloudLibrary is your destination for online reading.

  • eBooks (available in ePub and PDF formats) and eAudiobooks (available in MP3 format) can be borrowed for 21 days. We recommend reading or listening to borrowed items through the cloudLibrary desktop and mobile apps. 
  • cloudLibrary mobile apps are compatible with Text to Speech (TTS) readers, like VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android. You can also change print reading settings such as: font size, font style (includes Open-Dyslexic font), page layout, lighting and line spacing.

Visit Getting Started with cloudLibrary for more details.

For instant access to a great selection of books for kids & teens, check out TumbleBooks and TeenBookCloud

  • All eBooks are available in HTML5 with text in html to accommodate screen readers.
  • TumbleBooks includes read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration.
  • TeenBookCloud’s enhanced eBooks feature adjustable font size, font style, line spacing, and text and background colour settings.

eNewspapers & Magazines

Stay connected and informed.

Get instant access to today’s top newspapers and magazines from around the world with PressReader.

  • Mobile apps are compatible with Text to Speech (TTS) readers, like VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android. 
  • Text to Speech (TTS) needs to first be enabled within your device’s settings. Once this is done, you can open the app, download your favorite newspaper or magazine, and enable Text-to-Speech. When you tap Listen to start your session, you'll be able to use the arrows to skip ahead in the issue, or back to the previous article at any time.

Visit Getting Started with PressReader for more details.

eLearning

Learning can happen anytime, anywhere.

Take a self-paced online course with Lynda.com

  • Website and video player are compatible with screen reader technologies on web browsers.
  • All videos are supported with closed captions. Captions can be launched on any video by clicking play on the player, then clicking the "CC" button.
  • An interactive transcript can be launched on any video. Words in the transcript are underlined or highlighted to match in sync with the audio. Users can search the transcript and navigate by clicking on any word in the transcript to jump to the corresponding time in the video.

Visit Getting Started with Lynda.com for more details.

Learn a new language with Mango Languages. 

  • Website and video player are compatible with screen reader technologies on web browsers, as well as the mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. 
  • All videos are supported with closed captions. Captions can be turned on with the toggle in the settings menu to support what the narrator says that isn’t included on the screen.

Visit Getting Started with Mango Languages for more details.

Explore a creative hobby and learn a new skill with Creativebug.

  • Website and video player are compatible with screen reader technologies on web browsers, as well as the mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. 
  • All videos are supported with closed captions. Captions can be launched on any video by clicking play on the player, then clicking the "CC" button.
  • An interactive transcript can be launched on any video. Words in the transcript are underlined or highlighted to match in sync with the audio. Users can search the transcript and navigate by clicking on any word in the transcript to jump to the corresponding time in the video.

Visit Getting Started with Creativebug for more details.

eMovies & TV

Choose from a great selection of movies and documentaries on Kanopy:

  • Website and video player are compatible with screen reader technologies on web browsers, as well as the mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. 
  • All videos are supported with closed captions. Captions can be launched on any video by clicking play on the player, then clicking the "CC" button.
  • An interactive transcript can be launched on any video. Words in the transcript are underlined or highlighted to match in sync with the audio. Users can search the transcript and navigate by clicking on any word in the transcript to jump to the corresponding time in the video.

Visit Getting Started with Kanopy for more details.

eResources

All digital resources listed have passed conformance requirements for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and/or 2.1 Standard. Each digital resources’ website is compatible with screen reader technologies on web browsers.

To see all digital resources available with your Brampton Library card, visit All Resources.







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