In accordance with the Communication and Information Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algonquin College Library will provide, upon request, an accessible or conversion ready format of print-based resources held in its collection* to registered students, faculty or staff with a verified “perceptual disability” in accordance with the definition provided in the Canadian Copyright Act.
The Canadian Copyright Act defines a “perceptual disability” as follows:
Canadian Copyright Act
“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
(a) severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes,
(b) the inability to hold or manipulate a book, or
(c) an impairment relating to comprehension;
*Special collections, archival materials, rare books and donations are exempt under this standard.