Accessibility Services & Resources
For seniors or housebound patrons:
A library staff member visits the Stuart Nechako Manor regularly with library books and audiobooks for residents that want them. A staff member is also available for in town pick up and drop off of library materials. If interested please call 250-567-4060.
For print-impaired patrons:
Here in the library we have audiobooks and a DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Book Reader for those who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability. We also provide access to the service of NNELS (National Network of Equitable Library Service). We can also bring in other books from other libraries such as large print or braille books.
What is DAISY Reader?
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for digital audio books, periodicals and computerized text. DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for use by people with “print disabilities,” including blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia. The format has advanced features in addition to those of a traditional audio book. Users can search, place bookmarks, precisely navigate line by line, and regulate the speaking speed without distortion.
What is NNELS?
National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS) provides an accessible library service for people with print disabilities in digital formats and free of charge. The NNELS collection contains 10,000 e-audio and Braille titles, 90% of which are popular fiction.