EU rules to make more books available for people with vision disabilities

Europe, Misc., News, June 29 2017

New rules will make more books available for people who are blind and have low vision in formats like Braille and audiobooks.

person reading BrailleMEPs will debate and vote on Thursday on a deal concluded with the Council, ensuring that people who are blind or visually impaired have access to more books, newspapers, magazines and other print material in formats like Braille, audiobooks and large print.

Mandatory copyright exceptions will make the production of this accessible format print material easier and facilitate its cross-border circulation.

The new rules will bring the EU’s laws into line with its international commitments under the Marrakesh Treaty, signed by the EU in 2014.

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