Conferences and Seminars



  • World Library and Information Congress: 83th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Wroclaw, Poland.
    Session 096: Marrakesh - The Road to Implementation. Papers presented:
  1. The Road to Ratification: Experiences in Developing and Transition Countries. Teresa Hackett (EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries, Lithuania)
  2. The Marrakesh Treaty for Visually Impaired People: A Focus on (Public) Libraries in Europe. Vincent Bonnet (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA), Netherlands)
  3. From Marrakesh to Murrumburrah: The Australian Journey to Implement the Marrakesh Treaty. Anthea Taylor (Vision Australia, Australia), Jessica Coates (Australian Libraries Copyright Committee and Australian Library and Information Association, Australia)
  4. Creating a Model for Advocacy Towards Ratification: A Developing Country Example. Karen Keninger (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, United States), Yasmine Youssef (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)





  • World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore. Theme: "Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities"
  • LPD Standing Committee meetings: Saturday 17 August, 9:45 - 12.15 and Tuesday 20 August, 16:45 - 18:15.
  • LPD Session program on Saturday 20 August 11:45 - 13:45: "Search, find and read: three steps to access; what has the future library to offer the print disabled? — Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities"

Congress track 4: Tools and techniques

  • The WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired; Francisco Martinez Calvo, ONCE, Spain
  • Mainstreaming of accessible digital library network - impact of EPUB3; Hiroshi Kawamura, Assistive Technology Development Organization, Japan
  • Challenges and road map of solutions for accessible books in India; Dipendra Manocha, DAISY Consortium, India
  • Talking books and reading children: children describing their use of talking books; Bitte Kronkvist, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media
  • News flash! Read all about it: who can? We can now! Michael Simpson, Vision Australia
  • Mobile solutions for accessible teading; the Dutch approach; Menno Stein, Stichting Aangepast Lezen, The Netherlands





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Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities

Last update: 6 July 2018