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National Initiative Opens Access to Digital Library Resources for the Print Disabled

Date added: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vancouver, B.C. – December 3, 2013 – Canadians with print disabilities will receive increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative new project launching in communities across the country.

Beginning with public libraries in Saskatchewan in January 2014, the Canadian Accessible Library Service (CALS) will offer free and open digital access to more than 10,000 titles, including popular novels, classics, and non-fiction. Another 40,000 new titles are expected to be added by next summer, and services are scheduled to be extended through participating public libraries in Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Yukon by July 2014.

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