The Ontario Library Service is thrilled to partner with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to offer a free, enhanced accessibility training certificate program for public libraries to support Ontarians with print disabilities.

The “CELA Service in Ontario Public Libraries” certificate is open to Ontario library staff and volunteers at all service levels.

The program, which is available in English and French, provides a comprehensive overview of CELA’s services in four, one-hour long courses available as on-demand recordings via the OLS LearnHQ platform:

  • CELA Orientation
  • Educator Access Program
  • Accessible Reading Technologies, Devices, and Apps
  • Accessible Library Services for Kids and Teens

A certificate will be provided by the OLS upon completion of the program.

By completing this program, library staff and volunteers will learn about CELA and how they can connect patrons, educators, and students living with visual, learning, or physical disabilities, to books in the alternate format of their choice.

For more information, visit the OLS site here.

CELA is a national not-for-profit organization that provides accessible reading services to the approximately 3 million people across Canada with print disabilities. CELA provides access to a collection of over 1 million titles in multiple accessible formats, including audio, braille, printbraille and text.