Patron with a Perceptual Disability Eligibility Form

Eligibility

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.

  • Any claim of copyright infringement as a result of a breach of this agreement will be the sole responsibility of the signatory.