18 June 2018
Source: Vision UK
The government requested views on how the UK can implement the Marrakesh Treaty.
In 2013, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) agreed the Marrakesh Treaty. This Treaty aims to improve access to copyright-protected books for people who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled.
In 2017, the European Union published a Directive and a Regulation to implement this Treaty. This will come into force on 12 October 2018.
The government launched a public consultation seeking views on how the UK should approach the implementation of the Directive. Vision UK worked with partners within the Eye health and Sight loss, in particular the European Coalition for Vision to produce a collaborative response to the consultation this is attached below.