The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled presents an unprecedented opportunity for enabling access to printed works for people with print disabilities.
Libraries play a key role in facilitating access, and this guide was conceived to enable staff in libraries of all types to take practical steps on how to start using the Marrakesh Treaty, and to deliver materials into the hands of print-disabled readers.
It is mainly aimed at libraries in countries that have joined the Marrakesh Treaty, and where national implementation is completed or advanced.
The information in the guide is organized as an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), answering questions and providing links for further information. It is meant to be a starting point, a template, available for customization in countries that have ratified or acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty.
The guide is jointly published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the World Blind Union (WBU), EIFL, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and the University of Toronto Scarborough.