[A2k] Accessible Books: An Important Step on the Path to Literacy: Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 6PM

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Sat Dec 6 00:11:18 PST 2014

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The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) presents its compliments and has the honor to invite member and
observer delegations to the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related
Rights (SCCR) to a panel discussion entitled "Accessible Books: An
Important Step on the Path to Literacy" which will take place on December
9, 2014, during the Twenty-ninth Session of the SCCR. This is an event of
the "From Policy to Practice: Implementing the Marrakesh VIP Treaty and
Making Accessible Books Available" series, which will bring together
prominent speakers to reflect upon the importance of the global
availability of accessible books in the efforts to ensure literacy for all.
The invited speakers are: H. E. Dr. Aubrey Webson, Ambassador, Permanent
Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations in
New York and former Director, Perkins International; Lord Low of Dalston,
UK House of Lords, President, International Council for Education of People
with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) and Vice President, Royal National Institute
of Blind People (RNIB); and Legislator Monthian Suntan, Member of the
National Legislative Assembly and former Senator, Royal Thai Parliament,
and Member, Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with

The Accessible Books Consortium comprises an alliance of WIPO,
organizations that serve the print disabled, and organizations that
represent authors and publishers, and has as its objective the
implementation of practical measures to increase the availability of the
number of books in accessible formats such as braille, audio and large

The panel discussion will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9,
2014, in the WIPO New Conference Hall at 34, chemin des Colombettes,
Geneva, with a cocktail reception following immediately afterwards in the
lobby of the WIPO Main Building

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