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 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. NNELS is an online public library of books that come in audiobook, DAISY, PDF, EPUB, e-text, electronic Braille, and other formats. NNELS accepts requests for new books. If you are wanting to access NNELS please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you to access this great resource.
What is a 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 Libby?
Libby is an app that allows you to browse a collection of eBooks, audioBooks, and eMagazines and download or read them on your computer or mobile device. This service is free with the use of your library card. Libby has several accessibility features that make using this program more user friendly for everyone.