EUROPEAN BLIND UNION and TACD invite you to attend (or to follow on web stream)
The European Blind Union in the Petition Committee of The European Parliament to
DEFEND BLIND PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO READ
Time: Monday 3rd of October 15-18.30 (Petition will be heard and debated at aprox. 15:15-15:30)
Place: Room A3G3, Altiero Spinelli Building.
Millions of European blind people call upon the Commission and Council to follow the Parliament’s lead and stop opposing an international “Treaty for Visually Impaired and other print disabled people”.
On Monday, October 3, the European Blind Union (EBU) defends the right to read for blind and visually impaired people in its petition before the European Parliament’s Petition Committee. The EBU have long called for an international binding treaty at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to remove copyright barriers which prevents print disabled people from having access to books in braille, large print or audio. The EBU will ask the Commission to stop opposing the treaty and help put an end to the discrimination against millions of print disabled people who wish to read. This will be a major step towards ensuring that visually impaired people can fully enjoy their right to social, cultural and educational inclusion.
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