When a person in a wheelchair cannot enter the library because of the stairs - most recognize the obvious discrimination. But what about a reader who is visually impaired and cannot order a book from the library's online catalogue because it is not adapted for screen reading software? Online, just like in the physical environment, there can be digital stairs, too-narrow doors, and other barriers that leave persons with print disabilities behind. Read more about how the IFLA Libraries for Persons with Print Disabilities (IFLA LPD) Section is working to support libraries with their digital inclusion measures.
The Marrakesh Treaty, signed almost 10 years ago, provides an opportunity to lift unnecessary barriers to access to information for people with disabilities, but are governments taking this up?
"Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities - a practical guide for librarians" was published as part of the LPD session in Kuala Lumpur.
International Symposium: (IFLA) Guidelines 2.0 for public libraries and persons with print disabilities, also for Rafiq, Nancy and Alice? February 28, 2018 - Muntpunt Brussels INTRODUCTION On February 28, Luisterpunt and IFLA LPD organise an international symposium on the necessity (or not) of guidelines for public library services to persons with print disabilities, focusing particularly on not so common target groups …
EIFL releases new guide—provides an introduction to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities16 January 2015
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) has just released a new guide that provides an introduction to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities
The guidelines are a revision and expansion of the previous guidelines published by IFLA in 2001. We expect them to be a valuable tool for library staff who are responsible for serving persons with reading and learning difficulties.
Awards to the Estonian Library for the Blind for creating a webbased system for downloading and streaming of audio materials12 March 2013
The Estonian Library for the Blind has received two awards for creating a web-based system Veebiraamatukogu (Web Library) which enables to download and stream audio materials.