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Accessibility

The Orillia Public Library complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) providing service for people with disabilities.

We are committed to making this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, at all levels of ability.

At Orillia Public Library, we are committed to meeting the varying needs of all members of our community. We strive to ensure that individuals, including those with disabilities, have an equal opportunity to effectively use the Library in an independent, dignified manner. We offer a variety of equipment and services to help facilitate this aim.

Alternative formats

The Library provides materials in multiple formats, to help meet the needs of all of our community members.  Our material types include:

  • Large print books

  • DVD's (many have subtitle options)

  • Books on CD

  • Downloadable eBooks (which usually allow text size to be adjusted to suite individual needs)

  • Downloadable eAudiobooks

  • Online Databases (many of which include accessibility features such as text to speech and adjustable text size)

Accessible Website

We are committed to making this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, at all levels of ability. This website allows people using text-only browsers or other assistive technology to read the content on the page, including text descriptions for all images. It also features adjustable text size.

While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.

The Orillia Public Library uses Browse Aloud, a free software for people who have problems reading on-line.  For instructions for using the software, please read the "Browse Aloud" help page.

Wheelchair Accessible Building

The Orillia Public Library building is accessible, and includes features such as:

  • An elevator to all levels

  • Ramps where necessary

  • Accessible self checkout station
  • Wide aisles and doorways

 Accessible Computer

The accessible computer has all the same features as our general Public Access Computers, plus additional software and hardware including:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

  • ZoomText

  • ZoomText large print keyboard

  • Track ball mouse

Accessible Formats

Public documents generated by the Library are available in alternate formats upon request.

Contact information:
Suzanne Campbell, CEO
705-325-2573
scampbell@orilliapubliclibrary.ca

Tina Chatten, Administrative Assistant
705-325-2552
tchatten@orilliapubliclibrary.ca

DAISY Player

DAISY is a digital talking book standard, developed by an international consortium of libraries that serve people who are blind or have print-related disabilities.

Three DAISY players are available to be borrowed by library card holders for up to four weeks at a time.

Homebound Delivery Service

Are you or somebody you know unable to visit the Library? Let us bring the library to you! This service is available to customers with a valid Library card who are confined to thir home. Library material will be selected with the customer's personal preferences in mind and then delivered when requested.

For more information or to register, please email the Information Services Department or call (705) 325-2556.

Interested in becoming a Homebound Delivery Volunteer? See our Volunteer section for more details

CELA

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides Canadians with print disabilities access to media and reading materials in the format of their choice, including audio, braille, e-text and described video. Community members can register for CELA services here at the Library. Specific titles from the CELA collection can be requested by patrons or CELA can select materials for patrons based on their reading interests. Materials can be delivered to patrons' homes or, in some cases, downloaded directly to a DAISY Reader or other device.

Discover more about CELA at http://www.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=CELA-AboutUs.

Contact Us for Help

While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.

Building an accessible website is an ongoing process and we welcome any comments on how to improve our site's accessibility.

Comments and Feedback

The Orillia Public Library welcomes feedback on how we can make our services more accessible.  Please contact the CEO at 705-325-2338 or email ceo@orilliapubliclibrary.ca.