Books should be easily available in accessible formats, like Braille.
South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine”.
Most written works are not available in accessible formats, and this barrier affects about 168,000 New Zealanders.
An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that.
Australia has not yet signed the Marrakesh Treaty and time is running out.
China's Nanjing Blind School. EPA/Jerry Lu
An estimated 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired. Some 90% of those live in developing nations, where less than 1% of the world’s books are available in a form they can read. In developed…