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Newmarket Public Library is committed to making its services accessible to people with disabilities in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Accessible Services and Resources:
The Library is wheelchair accessible including a ramp to the main entrance, automatic door openers to entrance and washrooms and accessible customer service counters and self service kiosks for check out and returns.
Support Persons + Animals:
We welcome accompanying support persons and service animals.
|Centre for Equitable |
Library Access (CELA)
A partnership between Newmarket Public Library and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides individuals with a print disability (which can include visual, physical or learning disabilities) with over 80,000 books in formats that will help them experience the joy of reading. More details
Visiting Library Service
NPL's free Visiting Library Service delivers books and other library materials to individuals who are unable to visit the library due to an illness, restricted mobility, or a physical or visual disability. For more details contact 905-953-5110 Ext. 4700
York Info provides access to free information and resources to connect you to your community including a listing of organizations that provide services and programs for individuals with a disability. Located in the Newmarket Public Library, we have a vast array of brochures, posters and information about what is happening in Newmarket and York Region. We provide reliable information on organizations, services, clubs, and events throughout the York Region as well as volunteer opportunities.
Assitive Technology and Devices
The library’s accessible computer station is equipped with a number of features and technology that facilitate accessible computer to all library patrons.
This computer workstation has several unique components:
• Height adjustable desk
• Touch screen monitor
• Large print keyboard
• Oversized mouse
In addition to the physical components of the station, the computer also has three software programs
• ZoomText 9.1, a customizable screen magnifier and screen reader for those visually impaired.
• System Access, a mouse free, keystroke command screen reader for those with low or complete vision loss.
• Kurzweil 3000, educational support in reading, writing and studying for those who have learning difficulties due to a disability, learning or otherwise.
Project Guttenburg collection of ebooks that can be copied and pasted directely into Kurweil 3000
Our staff and volunteers strive to provide the best possible service and communicate with individuals in a way that meets their needs. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as to how we can make our services more accessible.
Under the AODA, Newmarket Public Library must ensure all employees, students, volunteers and contractors/agents who directly serve the public and/or provide goods, services and/or facilities on the Library’s behalf receive training on the requirements of the accessibility standards – Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Regulation, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and on the Human Rights Code as it pertains to people with disabilities.To complete this training please read the following booklets: