[A2k] The ‘miracle of Marrakesh’ – a day of celebration

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Sep 30 02:51:35 PDT 2016


Today, EIFL joins the World Blind Union and our global partners in
celebrating the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with
print disabilities. In this blog, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme
Manager Teresa Hackett discusses what the ‘miracle of Marrakesh’ means for
print disabled people.

The treaty is a game-changer for people who are blind or partially sighted,
as well as for libraries that serve people with print disabilities.

>From now on, in all countries that are party to the treaty, accessible
format copies such as Braille, audio, digital and large print can be made
on-demand and shared across borders, enabling institutions such as
libraries to serve all their users equally - same book, same day.
The Marrakesh Treaty is also a treaty of many firsts.

Read a snapshot of EIFL's work encouraging ratification and current
activities in seven countries: Mongolia, Senegal, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan,
Lesotho, Lithuania and Moldova.

Blog: http://www.eifl.net/blogs/miracle-marrakesh-day-celebration

Media release: http://www.eifl.net/sites/default/files/resources/pressrelea
se_2016-09-30.pdf

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Teresa Hackett
Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries - www.eifl.net
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