The Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy offers adult literacy programs in the Greater Toronto Area as well as resources for those looking to advance their own literacy level.
Paths to Literacy is an online collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) and offers a repository of information for educators of students who are blind, partially sighted, Deafblind, or have multiple disabilities, as well as for the students themselves and their families. Resources include technology-related tutorials developed during COVID with online teaching and learning in mind, and instructions for how to connect to Zoom classes while using a refreshable braille device.
American Literacy Organization offers a toolkit with strategies and resources for adult literacy.
Literacy for All is an online toolkit offering strategies and resources for adult literacy from the American Literacy Organization
NNELS provides accessible formats and services, accessibility best practices, and news. This video explores how libraries can build braille inclusion into their collections, programs, and services.
Perkins School for the Blind Resource Center has a collection of online guides, articles, stories, recorded webinars, and more on topics related to blindness and accessibility, including assistive technology, and the history of blindness education.
CNIB's Learn programs focus on education, skills training, and literacy fostering social skills and independence.
National Federation for the Blind is a free audio news service for people who are blind or have low vision that offers access to audio news and a variety of newspapers, news sources, and reports
Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services offers an ASL version of the Dr. Suess Are You My Mother?
The Accessibility Toolkit was developed by Deaf Literacy Initiative, an umbrella organization for literacy in Ontario's Deaf and DeafBlind community. The toolkits accessible and culturally appropriate services include training, research, networking, and information about the Deaf and DeafBlind communities.
Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries is a resource that explains institutional obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), providing examples of "best practices" in the context of Ontario University libraries. The material in this toolkit is intended to be considered in the context of each institution and adapted, revised, or incorporated into institutional guides, policies, or other documentation accordingly.
Access & Equity | WebJunction, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is a resource offering interdisciplinary perspectives on access and equity in libraries, including this helpful article about ways libraries can prioritize access.
Accessibility | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues | American Library Association (ALA) features a range of topics, articles, and organization links all related to various facets of accessibility, with a focus on library services and legislation in the United States.
Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities | Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) outlines best practices regarding providing equitable service to customers and employees with disabilities and provides links to helpful resources.
Speaking to radio show This American Life about the importance of libraries and the impact they can have on communities, Detroit librarian Annie Spence said, "I always say that it's the only place - well, it's one of the last places you can go that you don't have to buy or believe in anything to come in. You can just come, and we'll help you, no matter what your question is. We'll try to figure it out with you."
Accessibility - Ontario Library Association (OLA) provides a summary of the accessibility picture as it relates to libraries with current news, calls to action, and resources such as staff training videos, online training links, adaptive technology information, accessibility legislation, and OLA statements on accessibility.
Accessible Libraries: a NNELS project that provides accessibility information, curated resources, training resources, and accessibility-related community events relevant to public library staff.
Services for Public Libraries | Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) CELA provides training for public library staff in best practices for accessible services and outreach, including information about organizations and venues that can help libraries connect with people with disabilities, plus downloadable print materials explaining CELA services.
The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and Penguin Random House have partnered to increase access to reading materials for Canadians with print disabilities. Penguin Random House Canada is providing its entire collection of Canadian-published titles with Canadian audio rights to CELA.
In a 2018 survey, BookNet Canada asked surveys Canadian book readers about their about their library usage, favourite formats, and reading habits.
TheNNELS YouTube channel includes video recordings from the 2022 NNELS Accessible Publishing Summit, a series of videos supporting e-book accessibility, how to record audiobooks, and a variety of screen-reader tutorials.
Disability Arts International: The development and availability of accessible books explores accessibility for disabled audiences within the publishing industry.
Canadian Authors.org provides a list of Canadian publishers.