Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work: Children's Books on Inclusion

Recognizing the need for more children's books that emphasize inclusion, the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, a nonprofit organization supporting persons with disabilities, created six open-access options. The books are available in English, French, American Sign Language (ASL), and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) (note that braille copies of books are also available to order for a small fee). Additionally, readers can download the books as PDFs, in audiobook format (as an MP3 or WAV file) or video format (with sign language), or as iPad and Kindle files. Along with these various mediums, the books encompass various themes. For example, Felicia McCan, written by Carolyn MacDiarmid and illustrated by James Tuer, celebrates inclusion. I'm Smart in My Own Way, created by the same duo, reminds readers that everyone has unique talents. I'm Wendy Blair, Not a Chair!, also written by Carolyn MacDiarmid and illustrated by Sarah Ennals, is designed to undo misconceptions about disabilities. These books were funded by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) as part of the Government of Ontario's Ontario 150 Partnership Program.


Date Of Record Release
May 17th, 2021 at 9:32am (W3C-DTF)
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