The Marrakesh Treaty which came into effect recently will help an estimated 285 million people worldwide have greater access to books published in accessible formats such as large print, braille or audio. 

The Treaty allows countries like Australia to facilitate the cross-border transfer of accessible format copies which we couldn’t do until now.

This is an interesting ABC Radio National conversation between presenter, Amander Vandstone and guest, Fiona Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Copyright Council.

When you click on the link below, fast forward to 32 minutes so that you can hear the conversation regarding access to fantastic reading resources for vision impaired people, in various formats, from around the world:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/counterpoint/fiona/9222966