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Accessibility in practice

Since 27 June 2013, the date of its adoption, 33 countries have signed on to the Marrakesh Treaty. One year after the Treaty was adopted, a private/public partnership led by WIPO and including the IPA was launched to work towards increasing the number of books in accessible formats worldwide. The Accessible Book Consortium (ABC) works on capacity building projects and provides a secure platform for the exchange of files but there is always a need for work to be done at the national level.


In fact, maybe the single most important element of success at this national level is the building of synergies – by gathering all stakeholders around a tableand allowing them to share experiences and initiatives, to set standards, targets and timeline for the future. Then they can work towards a common goal, meeting on a regular basis to evaluate outcomes and readjusting projects, if need be. You can read here a summary of the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative which met on 2 November and had its first evaluation of outcomes.

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Michiel Kolman
18 December 2019
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

IPA D&I envoy, Michiel Kolman interviews Elsevier’s Simon Holt and Springer Nature’s Kirsty Bone about their experiences of having a disability and working in the publishing industry. This is a long but fascinating read.

Hugo Setzer
07 November 2019
Publishing industry

October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

James Taylor
25 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

SCCR 39 concluded this evening with an agreement found on how to keep the Exceptions and Limitations discussion moving forward and the other agenda items wrapped up and a possible new issue raised in the chamber.

James Taylor
24 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

The second day of discussions on the broadcasting treaty were mainly conducted behind closed doors with the plenary chamber finally filling at 17:40 for a presentation of conclusions.

James Taylor
23 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Today’s discussions saw the focus shift from Exceptions and Limitations to the Broadcasting Treaty (and sadly not about all of the value generated by the copyright in an original work that migrates from being a book to a film, for example). The Excep...
James Taylor
22 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing

The first day closed with Dr Kenneth Crews waiting to be grilled by delegates and observers. He was given the opportunity this morning, but the highlights today were the side events and the ripples from some late-night messages to delegates.

James Taylor
21 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
While the publishing industry was gathered in Frankfurt last week for the most important international book fair in the world, the action was already starting at WIPO in Geneva with an International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations on Friday ...
Ben Steward
01 October 2019
Freedom to publish
Book policy
Copyright
Literacy
Publishing industry

The second and final day of the IPA Regional Seminar in the Middle East was opened by Sharjah publisher Bodour Al Qasimi (Kalimat Group), who is (among other things) also the IPA Vice-President.

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