Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section
Did you know that there are just 5-7 % of the world’s published information fully accessible to persons with print disabilities?
Supported by the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and based on the Marrakesh Treaty, we stand up for the right to equal access for persons with print disabilities. We advocate for equal access to materials, knowledge and information, equal cost and quality.
The mission of the IFLA LPD is to advocate for library services that are equitable and accessible for any person with a print disability.
Our Goals & Actions
- Establish a global accessible library for people with print disabilities
- Partner and co-operate with other organizations to influence international policy on access to knowledge and information
- Establish and support guidelines and best practice for accessible library and information services
- Promote the Marrakesh Treaty
- Support the development of standardization of accessible book data
- Raise the profile of LPD and accessible library services within the library community
- Getting Started. Make the most of the Marrakesh Treaty in your library. A guide for Librarians.
- More about the Marrakesh Treaty
- More about international interloan
- Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia
This unit is part of the Professional Division D.