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Internet Archive Qualifying Authority application

Application Form for Internet Archive's Accessible Books Collection

A print disability prevents or inhibits a person from reading materials in conventional print format. According to the Canadian Copyright Act, “perceptual disability” means an impairment that prevents or inhibits a person from reading or hearing a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work in its original format and includes a disability resulting from:
  • Severe or total impairment of sight or hearing or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes;
  • The inability to hold or manipulate a book; or
  • An impairment relating to comprehension.
MPL has partnered with the Internet Archive to provide free books for the people with print disabilities that impact reading. If you have a disability that interferes with reading printed text then all of these books can be instantaneously available in your browser or via protected download. Please fill out the application form to access this service.

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I certify that I am a person with a perceptual disability based on the definition provided above. I understand that the library reserves the right to ask for verification from a competent authority* at any time. If I am unable to provide verification upon request, I understand that the library will revoke access to restricted content.

Restricted material is for my personal use only. I will not copy, share, or redistribute restricted materials.

*Competent authority refers to doctors of medicine, ophthalmologists, optometrists, registered nurses, registered therapists, special education teachers, professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public agencies (e.g. social workers, case workers, counselors).