Blind and dyslexic people need to read books in accessible formats such as braille, formatted audio or large print books. These are often made thanks to exceptions to national copyright laws that now work smoothly in most EU member states. Nevertheless, these books cannot legally cross borders.
Please support the legal right for blind people to access books by urging the European Commission and Council to agree to a binding worldwide “books without borders” treaty – something the EU has not been supporting until now.
An oral question in support of the European Blind Union´s petition will be debated on Wednesday, February 15th and voted upon in the plenary at noon on Thursday, February 16th.
Ask your Members of the European Parliament (europarl.europa.eu) to help end book famine face by blind and dyslexic people.