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Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Declaration Form

Who qualifies for the CELA Program?

Anyone who is print disabled because of blindness, visual impairment, physical disability and/or learning disability in accordance with the definition provided for 'perceptual disability' in Section 32. (1) of the Canadian Copyright Act qualifies.

'Perceptual Disability' means a disability that prevents or inhibits a person from reading or hearing a literary, musical, dramatic or artistic work in its original format, and includes such a disability resulting from:

1) Severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.
2) The inability to hold or manipulate a book.
3) An impairment relating to comprehension.

Libraries will need to ensure that access to the CELA Program is provided only to patrons who have a perceptual disability.

I declare that I am unable to use standard print material because of:

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Service available at the Oshawa Public Libraries:

Download books to my computer or mobile device (tablet, smart phone)
Download books to a Victor player over a wireless connection (without using a computer)
Receive CDs, braille or described movies by mail, direct to my home
Download from digital library and receive items by mail, direct to my home