When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: MTCC 206E

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: OLA. Subjects: Accessibility, Collaboration, and Copyright.


Canada recently amended its own Copyright Act and facilitated the coming into force of the international Marrakesh Treaty. Canada’s libraries now have the legal framework to make hundreds of thousands of books and other material available in alternate formats to people with print disabilities within Canada and globally. Little has been said about how Canada’s amended Copyright Act and the opportunities created by other nations adopting the principles of Marrakesh into their laws, will work in practice. In this session, learn more about the promise and perils of Marrakesh, about the relationships between the Copyright Act and provincial disabilities initiatives like Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and about the Book Service of the international Accessible Books Consortium, which integrates the catalogues of major alternate format producers from around the world and supports the exchange of files and metadata.



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