Treaty enables publications to be accessible to dyslexic people

29 July 2013
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History was made in Marrakesh on 26th June 2013

More than 600  delegates at the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation concluded a Treaty on copyright for the visual impaired, print disabled and people with dyslexia after a five year long struggle.

At the centre of this treaty is an article giving permission for 
disability organisations and libraries to share their collections of 
accessible titles with other same-language communities around the world.

Furthermore, the Treaty will allow blind, print disabled and dyslexia organisations to produce books in Braille, Audio, Large Print, Daisy-reader or other accessible formats -- without the permission of the copyright holder.

The Treaty will be ratified by the signature of more than 19 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Member States.

You can download the text of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Treaty here