International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Join us on December 3rd, 2019, as we celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities and increase awareness around accessibility.

For us, universal access is a core library value and reflected in our many Accessibility Support services, including:

  • Alternative formats for all hardcopy materials, other than textbooks, through the Accessible Content E-portal (ACE). For textbooks, please contact Accessible Learning
  • Retrieval of materials from library shelves
  • Assistance with printing, photocopying, etc.
  • Access to assistive technology at each Library Learning Commons
  • and more!

Interested in learning more about the history, future, and unique perspective of persons with disabilities? We’ve got a book for you!

From the Centre for Equity and Inclusion Collection

Book cover, with illustration of astronaut soaring above the earth.

Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Speculative Fiction Anthology
edited by Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayed

The fifteen authors and nine artists in this volume bring us beautiful, speculative stories of disability and mental illness in the future. Teeming with space pirates, battle robots, interstellar travel and genetically engineered creatures, every story and image is a quality, crafted work of science fiction in its own right, as thrilling and fascinating as it is worthy and important. These are stories about people with disabilities in all of their complexity and diversity, that scream with passion and intensity. These are stories that refuse to go gently.

From EBSCO Academic Ebook Collection


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