CNIB BEYOND PRINT
We are global industry experts in accessible formats, producing braille, electronic publications and audiobook materials for individuals and organizations across Canada.
What We Do
With over a century of lived experience through CNIB, we are Canada’s braille experts and the only certifying body in the country. We help organizations transcribe all printed documents into braille and offer a variety of braille courses.
We produce audiobook materials for organizations and publishers across Canada interested in reaching a wider audience. Our audio materials are recorded in state-of-the-art recording studios and can be created in both official languages.
EPUB files ensure that all readers can inclusively access materials.
CNIB Beyond Print helps organizations produce Benetech Global
Certified Accessible EPUB 3 publications that conform to the latest
version of the standard.
Accessibility Consulting for Publishers
In addition to production services, CNIB Beyond Print provides support as an advisor to publishers and organizations interested in incorporating accessibility best practices into their operations.
News Releases & Blog
- The History of BrailleBraille is a system of written communication that has been empowering individuals who are blind or partially sighted for nearly two hundred years, and is a unique means of literacy and communication.
- EPUB Files — What are they?An EPUB, or electronic publication, is a file format that is used for eBooks. This type of file is the industry standard for eBook publishing. EPUBs are compatible with most devices, including e-readers, mobile devices, and computers.
CNIB Beyond Print works with commercial enterprises, independent publishers, federally regulated and goverment organizations and educational bodies to address print equity & inclusion on a national scale. Our partners are accessibility innovators who have an on-going commitment to improving access for all Canadians with print disabilities.