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The Municipality of Meaford and the Meaford Public Library are committed to providing quality goods and services which are accessible to all persons we serve.

The Library will not charge support workers accompanying persons with disabilities for admission to any Library event but should notify the Library in advance of their attendance at any event. This policy falls under The Municipality of Meaford Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy", revised as of August 2017.

The building is one floor with automatic doors for easy entry and houses 5 accessible washrooms.  One washroom includes an adult change table.  All shelving is AODA compliant and stand at 48 inches in height.

The Meaford Public Library offers many materials and services in accessible formats:

Accessible Equipment

Accessibility enhanced public computer with a large monitor, large track ball mouse, large print keyboard, JAWS screen reader.

DAISY Players (Victor Stratus Readers) 
A specialized player that works with DAISY discs from CNIB/CELA. The player can be borrowed by customers.

Hand-held magnifiers
We have a broad selection to choose from for your reading enhancement. Some have built-in lights. Inquire at the main circulation desk.

Stand-alone lighting with moveable magnifier and daylight reading lamps
Used in the reading room when you need some extra magnification or light.


Adult Change Table located in one of our five accessible washrooms.

Accessible Library Collections

Large print books
The Library offers large print books including many bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction. New large print items arrive weekly.

Books on CD
The Library provides books on CD in fiction and non-fiction with new titles added regularly.

Closed Captioned Movies
Closed captioned films includes subtitles that are available on a large percentage of the films in the collection.

Descriptive Videos
Descriptive videos (DVDs) provides special narration describing the action, characters, costumes, locations, and sets to a viewer with visual disabilities without interfering with the movie's dialogue or sound effects. Available on a large percentage of the film collection.

Playaway Digital Audio Players and Viewers
Pre-loaded audiobooks and video players that are the size of an iPod. Playaway devices mean no downloading, Wi-Fi, or set-up time is required.

DAISY books for the visually impaired, in partnership with CELA. These discs work with the DAISY Victor Stratus player available for loan. They also play on MP3 CD or DVD players or on your computer by downloading this software from the company AMIS: DAISY Computer software

Decodable Books for Dyslexia

Decodable books are designed to align with explicit, systematic phonics instruction. They are simple stories constructed using almost exclusively words that are phonetically decodable, using letters and letter-groups that children have learned in phonics lessons.  Find the collection on our catalogue.

Downloadable Materials
From the Library's online resources section, download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from our various vendors such as Overdrive, Hoopla, RBdigital magazines.

Accessible Services

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Do you have difficulty reading print? If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, a partnership between Meaford Library and CELA offers lots of other ways to read. Meaford Library is a proud member of the Partners Program with CELA. Through this Program we provide free access to:

  • CELA's circulating collection as well as the Library's own collection of Daisy audiobooks
  • CELA's digital library which also includes magazines
  • Access to the Victor Stratus DAISY reader

To register with CELA fill in their online registration form, contact staff at the main circulation desk or email

Homebound Service
Meaford Public Library will deliver library materials to urban Meaford residents. Contact staff at the main circulation desk to register.

Desk Services
Staff is always available to help with any questions you have about our accessible resources and services.

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